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[618b] and prowess and the high birth and the virtues of their ancestors, and others of ill repute in the same things, and similarly of women. But there was no determination of the quality of soul, because the choice of a different life inevitably1 determined a different character. But all other things were commingled with one another and with wealth and poverty and sickness and health and the intermediate2 conditions. —And there, dear Glaucon, it appears, is the supreme hazard3 for a man.

1 For the idiom ἀναγκαίως ἔχειν Cf. Phaedo 91 E, Laws 771 E, 928 E, Lysias vi. 35.

2 μεσοῦνPhaedr. 241 D.

3 Cf. Phaedo 107 C, 114 D, Gorg. 526 E, Eurip.Medea 235ἀγὼν μέγιστος, Thucyd. i. 32. 5μέγας κίνδυνος, Aristoph.Clouds 955νῦν γὰρ ἅπας . . . κίνδυνος ἀνεῖται, Frogs 882ἀγὼν . . . μέγας, Antiphon v. 43ἐν μοι πᾶς κίνδυνος ἦν. For the expression Cf. Gorg. 470 Eἐν τούτῳ πᾶσα εὐδαιμονία ἐστιν.

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