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‘Again, those who are capable of and inclined to’ (both of which are contained in the termination -ικός) ‘do service to others in the way of assist ance, either pecuniary, or tending to their personal safety: and this is why the liberal, and brave, and just are held in honour’. The liberal aid them with money; the brave defend them from personal injury (εἰς σωτηρίαν); and the just are always ready at least to pay their debts, and if they don't do them any positive service, at any rate can be depended upon to abstain from fraud and wrong. This is the utilitarian view of virtue, which we have had already very prominently brought forward in I 9; see for instance §§ 4, 6. Comp. I 6. 6.
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