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[592b] for I think that it can be found nowhere on earth.1” “Well,” said I, “perhaps there is a pattern2 of it laid up in heaven for him who wishes to contemplate it and so beholding to constitute himself its citizen.3 But it makes no difference whether it exists now or ever will come into being.4 The politics of this city only will be his and of none other.” “That seems probable,” he said.

1 Cf. 499 C-D.

2 Cf. Theaet. 176 E, which Wilamowitz, Platon, ii. p. 179 says must refer to the Republic, Laws 739 D-E, 746 B, and What Plato Said, p. 458 on Euthyphro 6 E.

3 ἑαυτὸν κατοικίζειν: Adam “found a city in himself.” See his note ad loc. Cf. Jebb on Soph.Oed. Col. 1004.

4 Cf. 499 C-D, 472 B-E, and What Plato Said, p. 564.

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