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[566c] “They do indeed,” he said. “And the people grant it, I suppose, fearing for him but unconcerned for themselves.” “Yes, indeed.” “And when he sees this, the man who has wealth and with his wealth the repute of hostility to democracy,1 then in the words of the oracle delivered to Croesus,“By the pebble-strewn strand of the Hermos Swift is his flight, he stays not nor blushes to show the white feather.””Hdt. 1.55 “No, for he would never get a second chance to blush.” “And he who is caught, methinks, is delivered to his death.” “Inevitably.” “And then obviously that protector does not lie prostrate, “‘mighty with far-flung limbs,’”Hom. Il. 16.776 in Homeric overthrow,2 but

1 For μισόδημος cf. Aristoph.Wasps 474, Xen.Hell. ii. 3. 47, Andoc. iv. 16, and by contrast φιλόδημον, Aristoph.Knights 787, Clouds 1187.

2 In Hom. Il. 16.776 Cebriones, Hector's charioteer, slain by Patroclus,κεῖτο μέγας μεγαλωστί, “mighty in his mightiness.” (A. T. Murray, Loeb tr.)

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