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That is correct. But try to answer me in that way regarding those others—Hippias and Periander: what appellation is given them on account of their government?

Despots, I suppose; it must be that.

And when a man desires to govern the whole of the people in his city, he desires the same government as those did—despotism, and to be a despot?


And it is this that you say you desire?

It seems so, from what I have said.

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