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[554a] “Let us see, then, whether he will have a like character.” “Let us see.”

“Would he not, in the first place, resemble it in prizing wealth above everything?” “Inevitably.” “And also by being thrifty and laborious, satisfying only his own necessary1 appetites and desires and not providing for expenditure on other things, but subduing his other appetites as vain and unprofitable?” “By all means.” “He would be a squalid2 fellow,” said I, “looking for a surplus of profit3 in everything,

1 Cf. on 558 D, p. 291, note i.

2 αὐχμηρός: Cf. Symp. 203 D.

3 For περιουσίαν cf. Blaydes on Aristoph.Clouds 50 and Theaet. 154 E.

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