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[613e] They are lashed and suffer all things1 which you truly said are unfit for ears polite.2 Suppose yourself to have heard from me a repetition of all that they suffer. But, as I say, consider whether you will bear with me.” “Assuredly,” he said, “for what you say is just.”

“Such then while he lives are the prizes, the wages, and the gifts

1 He turns the tables here as in Gorg. 527 A. The late punishment of the wicked became an ethical commonplace. Cf. Plutarch's De sera numinis vindicta 1, also Job and Psalms passim.

2 Cf. 361 Eἀγροικοτέρως, and Gorg. 473 C.

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