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[49c] by calling them powerful, terrible, and hateful, for ignorance in the powerful is hateful and infamous—since whether real or feigned it injures their neighbors—but ignorance in the weak appears to us as naturally ridiculous.

Protarchus
Quite right. But the mixture of pleasure and pain in all this is not yet clear to me.

Socrates
First, then, take up the nature of envy.

Protarchus
Go on.


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