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[831e] provided only that he is able to sate himself to repletion, like a beast, with all manner of foods and drinks and wenchings.

Clinias
True.

Athenian
Then let this which I describe be laid down as one cause which hinders the States from adequately practicing either military operations or any other noble pursuits and which turns men who are of a quiet nature 1 into traders, ship-owners, and servants, while of the bold it makes pirates, burglars, temple-robbers, fighters

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