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[442c] each individual by virtue of this part in him, when, namely, his high spirit preserves in the midst of pains and pleasures1 the rule handed down by the reason as to what is or is not to be feared.” “Right,” he said. “But wise by that small part that2 ruled in him and handed down these commands, by its possession3 in turn within it of the knowledge of what is beneficial for each and for the whole, the community composed of the three.” “By all means.” “And again, was he not sober

1 Cf. 429 C-D

2 Cf. Goodwin's Greek Grammar, 1027.

3 ἔχον: anacoluthic epexegesis, corresponding to ὅταν . . . διασώζῃ. αὖ probably marks the correspondence.

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