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[571d] in fancy or with anyone else, man, god or brute. It is ready for any foul deed of blood; it abstains from no food, and, in a word, falls short of no extreme of folly1 and shamelessness.” “Most true,” he said. “But when, I suppose, a man's condition is healthy and sober, and he goes to sleep after arousing his rational part and entertaining it with fair words and thoughts, and attaining to clear self-consciousness, while he has neither starved

1 For the idiom οὐδὲν ἐλλείπει cf. Soph.Trach. 90, Demosth. liv. 34. Cf. also 602 D and on 593 A, p. 200, note b.

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