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διαζῇ κτλ. The δημοκρατικός, like the State of which he is the counterpart, is a living example of the Cyrenaic cult of μονόχρονος ἡδονή: see 557 A, D, notes and RP.^{7} 207 B, 211. Steinhart (Einleitung p. 698 note 239) with much probability thinks that the portrait is drawn from Alcibiades, whose ἦθος (says Plut. Alc. 2. 1) πολλὰςἀνομοιότητας καὶ πρὸς αὑτὸ μεταβολὰς ἐπεδείξατο. Cf. Eur. Hipp. 1115—1117 ῥᾴδια δ᾽ ἤθεα τὸν αὔριον | μεταβαλλομένα χρόνον ἀεὶ | βίον ξυνευτυχοίην, and (with Nettleship Lect. and Rem. II p. 311 note) the striking parallel in Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel 545 ff. On ἀνομοιότης as marking decay in men and cities see 547 A, 557 A notes

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