is inevitably transformed into a wolf. Have you not
heard the tale?” “I have.” “And is
it not true that in like manner a leader of the people who, getting control
of a docile mob,1 does not withhold
his hand from the shedding of tribal blood,2 but by the customary unjust accusations
brings a citizen into court and assassinates him, blotting out3 a human
life, and with unhallowed tongue and lips that have tasted kindred blood,
1 Note the difference of tone
from 502 B. Cf. Phaedr. 260 C.
2 Cf. Pindar, Pyth. ii. 32; Lucan i. 331:
“nullus semel ore receptus Pollutas patitur sanguis
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