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[547e] to admit clever men to office, since the men it has of this kind are no longer simple1 and strenuous but of mixed strain, and in its inclining rather to the more high-spirited and simple-minded type, who are better suited for war

1 Cf. 397 E, Isoc. ii. 46ἁπλοῦς δ᾽ ἡγοῦνται τοὺς νοῦν οὐκ ἔχοντας. Cf. the psychology of Thucyd. iii. 83.

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