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[566d] overthrowing many others towers in the car of state1 transformed from a protector into a perfect and finished tyrant.” “What else is likely?” he said.

“Shall we, then, portray the happiness,” said I, “of the man and the state in which such a creature arises?” “By all means let us describe it,” he said. “Then at the start and in the first days does he not smile2 upon all men and greet everybody he meets and deny that he is a tyrant,

1 For the figure Cf. Polit. 266 E. More common in Plato is the figure of the ship in this connection. Cf. on 488.

2 Cf. Eurip.I. A. 333 ff., Shakes.Henry IV.Part I. I. iii. 246 “This king of smiles, this Bolingbroke.”

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