first office and rule in the state because of his reputation for justice, then a wife from any family he chooses, and the giving of his children in marriage to whomsoever he pleases, dealings and partnerships with whom he will, and in all these transactions advantage and profit for himself because he has no squeamishness about committing injustice; and so they say that if he enters into lawsuits, public or private, he wins and gets the better of his opponents, and, getting the better,1 is rich and benefits his friends
“ From which there grows the fruit of counsels shrewd,
”Aesch. Seven 592-594
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1 Cf. on 343 D, 349 B.
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