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[944d] For the bad man one must always punish, in order to better him, but not the luckless man; for that profits not. What, then, would be a proper penalty for the man who has thrown away for naught such powerful weapons of defence? A god, it is said, once changed Kaineus the Thessalian1 from woman's shape to man's; but it is beyond human power to do the opposite of this; otherwise,

1 Cp. Ovid, Met. 8. 305 ff., 12. 189 ff. Timaeus 90 E.

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