overthrowing many others towers in the car of
state1 transformed from a protector
into a perfect and finished tyrant.” “What else is
likely?” he said.“Shall
we, then, portray the happiness,” said I, “of the man
and the state in which such a creature arises?” “By all
means let us describe it,” he said. “Then at the start
and in the first days does he not smile2 upon all men and greet everybody he meets
and deny that he is a tyrant,
1 For the figure Cf.
Polit. 266 E. More common in Plato is the figure of the
ship in this connection. Cf. on 488.
Eurip.I. A. 333 ff., Shakes.Henry
IV.Part I. I. iii. 246 “This king of smiles, this
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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