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The fourth right is that slaves ought to be ruled, and masters ought to rule.Clinias
And the fifth is, I imagine, that the stronger should rule and the weaker be ruled.Clinias
A truly compulsory form of rule!Athenian
Yes, and one that is very prevalent among all kinds of creatures, being “according to nature,” as Pindar of Thebes once said.1 The most important right is, it would seem, the sixth, which ordains that the man without understanding should follow, and the wise man lead and rule. Nevertheless,
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