and is not taking the golden bribe much more disastrously than
Eriphyle1 did when
she received the necklace as the price2 of her
husband's life?” “Far more,” said Glaucon,
“for I will answer you in his behalf.”“And do you not think that the reason for the old
objection to licentiousness is similarly because that sort of thing
emancipates that dread,3 that huge and manifold beast overmuch?”
“Obviously,” he said. “And do we not censure
1 Cf. Od. xi. 326,
Frazer on Apollodorus iii. 6. 2 (Loeb). Stallbaum refers also to Pindar,
Nem. ix. 37 ff, and Pausan. x. 29. 7.
ἐπί in this sense cf. Thompson on
Meno 90 D. Cf. Apol. 41 Aἐπὶπόσῳ, Demosth. xlv. 66.
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