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[575a] but the passion that dwells in him as a tyrant will live in utmost anarchy and lawlessness, and, since it is itself sole autocrat, will urge the polity,1 so to speak, of him in whom it dwells2 to dare anything and everything in order to find support for himself and the hubbub of his henchmen,3 in part introduced from outside by evil associations, and in part released and liberated within by the same habits of life as his. Is not this the life of such a one?” “It is this,” he said. “And if,” I said, “there are only a few of this kind in a city,

1 Cf. on 591 E.

2 τὸν ἔχοντα: Cf. Phaedr. 239 C, Laws 837 B, Soph.Antig. 790 and also Rep. 610 C and E.

3 For the tyrant's companions cf. Newman, i. p. 274, note 1.

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