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[516c] if he was a good statesman while he had charge of them?


And the just are gentle, as Homer said.1 But what say you? Is it not so?


But, however, he turned them out wilder than when he took them in hand, and that against himself, the last person he would have wished them to attack.

You wish me to agree with you?

Yes, if you consider I am speaking the truth.

1 Our text of Homer contains no such saying. The nearest is that in Hom. Od. 6.120, and Hom. Od. 9.175 ῥ᾽ ὁίγ᾽ ὑβρισταί τε καὶ ἄγριοι, οὐδὲ δίκαιοι, “Wanton and wild are they, not just.”

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