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[466a] since, though it was in their power to have everything of the citizens, they had nothing, and we, I believe, replied that this was a consideration to which we would return if occasion offered, but that at present we were making our guardians guardians and the city as a whole as happy as possible, and that we were not modelling1 our ideal of happiness with reference to any one class?” “I do remember,” he said. “Well then, since now the life of our helpers2 has been shown to be fairer and better than that of the victors at Olympia,

1 Cf. 420 C. Omitting τό, translate “that we were not fixing our eyes on any one class, and portraying that as happy.”

2 ἐπικούρων: the word here includes the rulers.

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