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ἆρα . <εἰ> ἄρα was suggested by Dobree; but cf. (with Stallbaum) Gorg. 475 B πρῶτον μὲν δὴ σκεψώμεθα, ἆρα—ὑπερβάλλει κτλ. The exact translation is ‘to enquire, Do the institutions we have described’ etc. ἔχομεν οὖν κτλ. Cf. IV 422 E. στάσις was the greatest evil which a Greek city had to fear, and Athens had suffered from it grievously. Now individualism was the peculiar pride and glory of the Athenian State (Thuc. II 37), so that we need not wonder if Plato traced στάσις to individualism, and rushed to the opposite extreme. Cf. Krohn Pl. Fr. p. 4, Pöhlmann Gesch. d. ant. Kommunismus etc. pp. 146—184, and see on II 369 A.
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