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[306b] that courage1 is one part of virtue.

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
And, of course, that self-restraint is different from courage, but is also a part of virtue of which courage is a part.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
Now I must venture to utter a strange doctrine about them.

Younger Socrates
What is it?

Stranger
That, in a way, they are in a condition of great hostility and opposition to each other in many beings.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Stranger
Something quite unusual; for, you know, all the parts of virtue


1 The word ἀνδρεία has a much wider meaning than the English “courage.” Like the Latin “virtus,” it embraces all qualities which are desirable in a perfect man, especially the more active and positive virtues. When applied to one particular kind of virtue it is applied to courage, but throughout this discussion it is used in the wider sense, for which there is no single English equivalent.

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