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[550e] and neither they nor their wives obey them.” “That is likely,” he said. “And then, I take it, by observing and emulating one another they bring the majority of them to this way of thinking.” “That is likely,” he said. “And so, as time goes on, and they advance1 in the pursuit of wealth, the more they hold that in honor the less they honor virtue. May not the opposition of wealth and virtue2 be conceived as if each lay in the scale3 of a balance inclining opposite ways?” “Yes, indeed,” he said. “So, when wealth is honored

1 εἰς τὸ πρόσθεν: cf. 437 A, 604 B, Prot. 339 D, Symp. 174 D, Polit. 262 D, Soph. 258 C, 261 B, Alc. I. 132 B, Protag. 357 D where ἧς is plainly wrong, Aristoph.Knights 751.

2 Cf. 591 D, Laws 742 E, 705 B, 8931 C ff., 836 A, 919 B with Rep. 421 D; also Aristot.Pol. 1273 a 37-38.

3 Cf. on 544 E, Demosth. v. 12.

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