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[561b] the fiercest tumult within him passes, and he receives back a part of the banished elements and does not abandon himself altogether to the invasion of the others, then he establishes and maintains all his pleasures on a footing of equality, forsooth,1 and so lives turning over the guard-house2 of his soul to each as it happens along until it is sated, as if it had drawn the lot for that office, and then in turn to another, disdaining none but fostering them all equally.3” “Quite so.” “And he does not accept or admit into the guard-house the words of truth when anyone tells him

1 For the ironical δή cf. 562 D, 563 B, 563 D, 374 B, 420 E and on 562 E, p. 307, note h.

2 Cf. Phaedr. 241 Aμεταβαλὼν ἄλλον ἄρχοντα ἐν αὑτῷ. For this type of youth Cf. Thackeray's Barnes Newcome. For the lot Cf. supra, p. 285, note d, on 557 A.

3 Notice the frequency of the phrase ἐξ ἴσου in this passage. Cf. 557 A.

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