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[832a] and despots,—and that though, in some cases, they are not ill-natured, but merely ill-fortuned.

How so?

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?

This, then, is one cause: what is the second cause you speak of, Stranger?

You are right in reminding me.

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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