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[291c] with the affairs of the state.

Younger Socrates
What troop?

That which of all the sophists is the greatest charlatan and most practised in charlatanry. This, although it is a hard thing to do, must be separated from the band of really statesmanlike and kingly men, if we are to get a clear view of the object of our search.

Younger Socrates
But we certainly cannot give that up.

No, of course not. I agree to that. And now please answer a question.

Younger Socrates
What is it?

We agree that monarchy is one of the forms

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