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δικαιοσύνην: it is difficult to find an Eng. equivalent; perhaps righteousness is nearest it.

ἐὰν ἐγχειρῶσιν: direct discourse const. retained for vividness.—ἐπεὶ οὖν τά τε δίκαια κτλ.: the logical form which this argument takes may be condensed as follows: “righteousness is included in wisdom. For, (a) upright and virtuously-wrought actions are καλὰ κἀγαθά, (b) the wise and they alone choose τὰ καλὰ κἀγαθά. Hence the wise and they alone choose righteousness; so wisdom includes righteousness.” See Introd. § 19 ff.

δικαιοσύνη: for the omission of the art., see on i.2.23.

ἄλλη ἀρετή: reliqua virtus. Cf. Plato Prot. 323 A.

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