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[549e] with which women1 nag2 in such cases.” “Many indeed,” said Adeimantus, “and after their kind.3” “You are aware, then,” said I, “that the very house-slaves of such men, if they are loyal and friendly, privately say the same sort of things to the sons, and if they observe a debtor or any other wrongdoer whom the father does not prosecute, they urge the boy to punish all such when he grows to manhood

1 Cf. Phaedo 60 A. For Plato's attitude towards women Cf. What Plato Said, p. 632, on Laws 631 D.

2 ὑμνεῖν. Cf. Euthydem. 296 D, Soph.Ajax 292. Commentators have been troubled by the looseness of Plato's style in this sentence. Cf. Wilamowitz, Platon, ii. p. 385.

3 Cf. Aristoph.Thesm. 167ὅμοια γὰρ ποιεῖν ἀνάγκη τῇ φύσει.

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