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[543b] that when the rulers are established in office they shall conduct these soldiers and settle them in habitations1 such as we described, that have nothing private for anybody but are common for all, and in addition to such habitations we agreed, if you remember, what should be the nature of their possessions.2” “Why, yes, I remember,” he said, “that we thought it right that none of them should have anything that ordinary men3 now possess, but that, being as it were athletes4

1 Cf. 415 E.

2 Cf. 416 C.

3 Cf. 429 A.

4 Cf. on 403 E and 521 D. Polyb. i. 6. 6ἀθληταὶ γεγονότες ἀληθινοὶ τῶν κατὰ τὸν πόλεμον ἔργων

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