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[579c] envying among the other citizens anyone who goes abroad and sees any good thing.” “Most certainly,” he said.

“And does not such a harvest of ills1 measure the difference between the man who is merely ill-governed in his own soul, the man of tyrannical temper, whom you just now judged to be most miserable, and the man who, having this disposition, does not live out his life in private station but is constrained by some ill hap to become an actual tyrant, and while unable to control himself2 attempts to rule over others, as if a man with a sick and incontinent body3 should not live the private life but should be compelled

1 τοῖς τοιούτοις κακοῖς is the measure of the excess of the unhappiness of the actual tyrant over that of the tyrannical soul in private life. Cf. my review of Jowett, A.J.P. xiii. p. 366.

2 Cf. 580 C and What Plato Said, p. 506, on Gorg. 491 D.

3 For the analogy of soul and body cf. 591 B and on 564 D, p. 313, note g.

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