among them will pardon us.”
“But going about to other cities, I fancy, collecting crowds and
hiring fine, loud, persuasive voices,1 they draw the
polities towards tyrannies or democracies.” “Yes,
indeed.” “And, further, they are paid and honored for
this, chiefly, as is to be expected, by tyrants, and secondly by
democracy.2 But the higher they go, breasting constitution hill, the
more their honor fails,
Gorg. 502 B ff., Laws 817 C, and for
the expression Protag. 347 D.
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