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[362c] and harms his enemies1; and he performs sacrifices and dedicates votive offerings to the gods adequately and magnificently,2 and he serves and pays court3 to men whom he favors and to the gods far better than the just man, so that he may reasonably expect the favor of heaven4 also to fall rather to him than to the just. So much better they say, Socrates, is the life that is prepared for the unjust man from gods and men than that which awaits the just.”

When Glaucon had thus spoken, I had a mind

1 Cf. 332 D.

2 μεγαλοπρεπῶς. Usually a word of ironical connotation on Plato.

3 Cf. Euthyphro 12 E ff. and 331 B,θεῷ θυσίας, where the respectable morality of the good Cephalus is virtually identical with this commercial view of religion.

4 Cf. 352 B and 613 A-B.

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