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[563a] so that he may be forsooth a free man.1 And the resident alien feels himself equal to the citizen and the citizen to him, and the foreigner likewise.” “Yes, these things do happen,” he said. “They do,” said I, “and such other trifles as these. The teacher in such case fears and fawns upon the pupils, and the pupils pay no heed to the teacher or to their overseers either. And in general the young ape their elders and vie with them in speech and action, while the old, accommodating2 themselves to the young,

1 For the ironical ἵνα δή cf. on 561 B. Cf. Laws 962 Eἐλεύθερον δή, Meno 86 and Aristoph.Clouds 1414.

2 Cf. Protag. 336 A, Theaet. 174 A, 168 B.

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