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[510a]

Callicles
Let it be as you would have it, Socrates, in order that you may come to a conclusion of your argument.

Socrates
Then for this purpose also, of not doing wrong, it seems we must provide ourselves with a certain power or art.

Callicles
To be sure.

Socrates
Now what can be the art of providing so that we suffer no wrong, or as little as possible? Consider if you take the same view of it as I do. For in my view it is this: one must either be a ruler, or even a despot, in one's city, or else an associate of the existing government.


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