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[696e] or dishonor will be one that demands not speech so much as a kind of speechless silence.1

I suppose you mean temperance.

Yes. And of the rest, that which, with the addition of temperance, benefits us most would best deserve to be held in the highest honor, and the second in degree of benefit put second in order of honor; and so with each of the others in succession—to each it will be proper to assign the honor due to its rank.

1 i.e., “temperance,” regarded as merely an adjunct to civic merit, requires no further discussion at this point.

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