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εὐδοκιμεῖν. Stallbaum and others read δοκεῖν with one inferior MS. But εὐδοκιμεῖν is at least equally good: ‘great, I do not say in fame, but great in the true sense of the word “great.”’ σωφροσύνη is a city's truest greatness, not aggression, and “the applauding thunder at its heels. Which men call Fame.”

χιλίων. Aristotle takes this seriously as fixing the number of Plato's ἐπίκουροι (Pol. B 6. 1265^{a} 9), but it is only the minimum: see 423 B note We hear of constitutions of a thousand very frequently throughout Greek political history, especially in the Greek colonies of Italy; and Plato may have had some of these precedents in his mind, both here and in Pol. 292 E ἐν χιλιάνδρῳ πόλει. See Whibley Gk. Oligarchies pp. 134 ff. By Aristotle's time the ruling Spartans, it is interesting to notice, numbered under 1000 (Pol. B 9. 1270^{a} 29—31). See Grote Plato III p. 206 note

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