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Well, how could I describe otherwise than as utterly unfortunate men who are compelled to go through life with hunger1 always in their own souls?Clinias
This, then, is one cause: what is the second cause you speak of, Stranger?Athenian
You are right in reminding me.Megillus
One cause, as you assert, is this lifelong insatiable pursuit, which wholly engrosses each man, and hinders each and all from rightly practicing military operations.
1 i.e. for gold. Cp. Virgil's “auri sacra fames.”
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