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[465c] “But I hesitate, so unseemly1 are they, even to mention the pettiest troubles of which they would be rid, the flatterings2 of the rich, the embarrassments and pains of the poor in the bringing-up of their children and the procuring of money for the necessities of life for their households, the borrowings, the repudiations, all the devices with which they acquire what they deposit with wives and servitors to husband,3 and all the indignities that they endure in such matters, which are obvious and

1 Alma sdegnosa. Cf. 371 E, 396 B, 397 D, 525 D.

2 Cf. Aristotle Politics 1263 b 22.

3 Cf. 416 D, 548 A, 550 D.

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