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I will tell you my own view. Please answer this question: Which is the stronger bond upon any living being to keep him in any one place, desire, or compulsion?

Desire, Socrates, is much stronger.

Then do you not believe there would be many fugitives from Hades, if he did not bind with the strongest bond those who go to him there?

Of course there would.

Apparently, then, if he binds them with the strongest bond, he binds them by some kind of desire, not by compulsion.

Yes, that is plain.

There are many desires, are there not?


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