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[97] There is a law to the effect that “the man who refuses to support his parents is liable to imprisonment.” A certain man fails to support his parents and none the less objects to going to prison. He advances the hypothesis that he would be exempt from such a penalty if he were a soldier, an infant. or if he were absent from home on the service of the state. Again in the case where a hero is allowed to choose his reward1 we might introduce the hypotheses of his desiring to make himself a tyrant or to overthrow the temples of the gods.

1 cp. VII. v. 4.

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