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[556b] the pursuit of wealth would be less shameless in the state and fewer of the evils of which we spoke just now would grow up there.” “Much fewer,” he said. “But as it is, and for all these reasons, this is the plight to which the rulers in the state reduce their subjects, and as for themselves and their off-spring, do they not make the young spoiled1 wantons averse to toil of body and mind,

1 Cf. What Plato Said, p. 483, on Laches 179 D, and Aristot.Pol. 1310 a 23.

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