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[568d] as it were from lack of breath1 unable to proceed.” “Quite so.”

“But this,” said I, “is a digression.2 Let us return to that fair, multitudinous, diversified and ever-changing bodyguard of the tyrant and tell how it will be supported.” “Obviously,” he said, “if there are sacred treasures in the city he will spend these as long as they last and the property of those he has destroyed, thus requiring smaller contributions from the populace.”

1 Cf. Shakes.Ant. and Cleop.III. X. 25 “Our fortune on the sea is out of breath.

2 Cf. on 572 B, p. 339, note e.

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