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[545a] “We have.” “Must we not, then, next after this, survey the inferior types, the man who is contentious and covetous of honor,1 corresponding to the Laconian constitution, and the oligarchical man in turn, and the democratic and the tyrant, in order that,2 after observing the most unjust of all, we may oppose him to the most just, and complete our inquiry as to the relation of pure justice and pure injustice in respect of the happiness and unhappiness of the possessor, so that we may either follow the counsel of Thrasymachus and pursue injustice

1 Cf. Phaedr. 256 C 1, 475 A, 347 B.

2 Cf. on 544 A, p. 237, note g.

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