when, being still under the control of his
father and the laws, he maintained the democratic constitution in his soul.
But now, when under the tyranny of his ruling passion, he is continuously
and in waking hours what he rarely became in sleep, and he will refrain from
no atrocity of murder nor from any food or deed,
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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