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ἐκ τῶν περὶ τὰς ἀρετὰς εἰρημένων] sc. in c. 9; ἐκ τῶν περὶ τὰ πάθη ῥηθησομένων sc. in II cc. 2—11. ‘It remains now to describe the motives and dispositions or characters of wrong doers, and the dispositions and characters of their objects or victims’. In Polit. VI (IV) 11, 1295 b 9, there is a division of crimes based upon their respective magnitude or degree, into great and little, crimes on a great scale, acts of oppression, outrage, insolence, and crimes on a small scale, mean and paltry, which appear in fraud, cheating, and any paltry knavery or trickery. γίγνονται γὰρ οἱ μὲν ὑβρισταὶ καὶ μεγαλοπόνηροι μᾶλλον, οἱ δὲ κακοῦργοι καὶ μικροπόνηροι λίαν: τῶν δ᾽ ἀδικημάτων τὰ μὲν γίγνεται δἰ ὕβριν, τὰ δὲ διὰ κακουργίαν.

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