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τυφλὸν κτλ. τὸν Πλοῦτον, οἷμαι, φησίν says a Scholiast in the margin of A. See Blaydes on Ar. Plut. 90. Hirmer (Entst. u. Komp. d. Pl. Pol. p. 658 note) doubts whether the god of Wealth is represented as blind earlier than Aristophanes; but a σκόλιον of Timocreon began ὤφελέν σ᾽ ὦ τυφλὲ Πλοῦτε (Schol. on Ar. Ach. 532). With the figure in τοῦ χοροῦ cf. VI 490 C and infra 560 E. ἐτίμα μάλιστα. See cr. n. Schneider's admirable emendation is now universally accepted: cf. μάλιστα ἔντιμα above and τιμᾶν μηδὲν ἄλλο ἢ πλοῦτον 553 D. On the corruption see Introd. § 5. κηφηνώδεις κτλ. As oligarchy has ‘drones’ (552 C), so the oligarchical man has ‘drone desires.’ The parallel is worked out with unusual completeness, even for Plato: see on 555 A. μὴ φῶμεν. 552 D note
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