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[442b] but may undertake to enslave and rule over the classes which it is not fitting1 that it should, and so overturn2 the entire life of all.” “By all means,” he said. “Would not these two, then, best keep guard against enemies from without3 also in behalf of the entire soul and body, the one taking counsel,4 the other giving battle, attending upon the ruler, and by its courage executing the ruler's designs?” “That is so.” “Brave, too, then, I take it, we call

1 προσῆκον: sc.ἐστὶν ἄρχειν. γένει, by affinity, birth or nature. Cf. 444 B. q reads γενῶν.

2 Cf. 389 D.

3 Cf. 415 E.

4 Cf. Isocrates xii. 138αὕτη γάρ ἐστιν βουλευομένη περὶ ἁπάντων.

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