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[577d] “the man resembles the state, must not the same proportion1 obtain in him, and his soul teem2 with boundless servility and illiberality, the best and most reasonable parts of it being enslaved, while a small part, the worst and the most frenzied, plays the despot?” “Inevitably,” he said. “Then will you say that such a soul is enslaved or free?” “Enslaved, I should suppose.” “Again, does not the enslaved and tyrannized city least of all do what it really wishes3?” “Decidedly so.” “Then the tyrannized soul—

1 For τάξιν cf. 618 Bψυχῆς δὲ τάξιν.

2 γέμειν: cf. 544 C, 559 C, Gorg. 522 E, 525 A.

3 Cf. 445 B, Gorg. 467 B, where a verbal distinction is drawn with which Plato does not trouble himself here. In Laws 661 Bἐπιθυμῇ is used. Cf. ibid. 688 Bτἀναντία ταῖς βουλήσεσιν, and Herod. iii. 80.

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