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οὐκ ἀγεννεῖς κτλ.=‘of no common stamp’ etc. (von nicht gemeiner Art, Schneider), not simply ‘of noble birth’ (as D. and V.). Catiline would have seemed to Plato a case in point (cf. Sallust Cat. 5), and the Catilinarian conspiracy illustrates not inaptly the description which follows (555 D, E). The aorist ἠνάγκασαν is gnomic, as appears from the plural ἐν ταῖς ὀλιγαρχίαις.

κεκεντρωμένοι κτλ. See 552 C, D notes ἐξωπλισμένοι does little more than explain the metaphor, more Platonico: see on V 451 B and cf. καὶ πτωχόν (wrongly discarded by J. J. Hartman) in 556 A below.

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