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[568e] “But what when these resources fail1?” “Clearly,” he said, “his father's estate will have to support him and his wassailers, his fellows and his she-fellows.” “I understand,” I said, “that the people which begot the tyrant2 will have to feed him and his companions.” “It cannot escape from that,” he said. “And what have you to say,” I said, “in case the people protests and says that it is not right that a grown-up son should be supported by his father, but the reverse,

1 Cf. 574 D, Diels1 p. 578, Anon. Iambl. 3.

2 Cf. Soph.O. T. 873ὕβρις φυτεύει τύραννον.

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