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[431d] in the multitude and the rabble by the desires and the wisdom that dwell in the minority of the better?” “I do,” he said.

“If, then, there is any city that deserves to be described as master of its pleasures and desires and self-mastered, this one merits that designation.” “Most assuredly,” he said. “And is it not also to be called sober1 in all these respects?” “Indeed it is,” he said. “And yet again, if there is any city in which

1 Plato is again proceeding by seemingly minute verbal links. Cf. 354 A, 379 B, 412 D.καὶ μήν introduces a further verification of the definition.

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