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[562c] and for this reason that is the only city in which a man of free spirit will care to live.1” “Why, yes,” he replied, “you hear that saying everywhere.” “Then, as I was about to observe,2 is it not the excess and greed of this and the neglect of all other things that revolutionizes this constitution too and prepares the way for the necessity of a dictatorship?” “How?” he said. “Why, when a democratic city athirst for liberty gets bad cupbearers

1 Aristot.Pol. 1263 b 29 says life would be impossible in Plato's Republic.

2 ᾖα . . . ἐρῶν: cf. 449 A, Theaet. 180 C.

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