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[662a] is really unjust and insolent, he must necessarily be living a base life? Probably you will agree at any rate to call it “base”?


And also a bad life1?

We would not go so far as to admit that.

Well, would you admit the epithets “unpleasant” and “unprofitable to himself”?

How could we agree to such further descriptions?

“How?” do you ask? Only (as it seems, my friend)

1 κακῶς ζῆν, “to live badly” may mean either “to live wickedly” or “to live wretchedly”: Clinias takes it in this latter sense.

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