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‘And therefore, neither are those who are utterly lost and ruined inclined to pity—for they suppose themselves to be no more liable to suffering, seeing that their sufferings are all over (their cup of suffering has been drained to the dregs)—nor those who deem themselves transcendantly happy; on the contrary, they wax wanton in insolence. For, supposing themselves to be in possession of every kind of good, it is plain that they must assume also their exemption from all liability to evil; which in fact is included in the class total of goods’.

πεπόνθασι] See note on εἰρήσθω, I 11. 29, and the examples of the indicative perfect there collected. Cf. Troia fuit. Fuit Ilium et ingens gloria Teucrorum.

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