any misdeed of a man or his ancestors, and that if a man
wishes to harm an enemy, at slight cost he will be enabled to injure just
and unjust alike, since they are masters of spells and enchantments1 that constrain the gods to serve their end. And for all
these sayings they cite the poets as witnesses, with regard to the ease and
plentifulness of vice, quoting:“
Evil-doing in plenty a man shall find for the
1 In Laws 933 D both are used of
the victim with ἐπῳδαῖς, which
primarily applies to the god. Cf. Lucan, Phars. vi. 492
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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