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32. ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν is to be taken with ξυλλήβδην, which goes with the verbal noun ἀνατροπαί: ‘almost wholesale subversion of their house’. ξυλλήβδην means ‘not κατὰ σμικρόν, but so as to embrace everything’: cf. Rep. 1. 344AB τυραννὶς οὐ κατὰ σμικρὸν τἀλλότρια καὶ λάθρᾳ καὶ βίᾳ ἀφαιρεῖταιἀλλὰ ξυλλήβδην, and Theognis, 147 ἐν δὲ δικαιοσύνῃ συλλήβδην πᾶσ᾽ ἀρετὴ 'νι. For ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν see on 317A

34. οἴεσθαί γε χρή: a way of answering one's own question: Crito, 53D, 54B.

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