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[587e] if one tries to express the extent of the interval between the king and the tyrant in respect of true pleasure he will find on completion of the multiplication that he lives 729 times as happily and that the tyrant's life is more painful by the same distance.1” “An overwhelming2 and baffling calculation,” he said, “of the difference3 between the just and

1 Cf. Spencer, Data of Ethics, p. 14 “Hence estimating life by multiplying its length into its breadth.” For the mathematical jest Cf. Polit. 257 A-B.

2 Humorous as in 509 Cὑπερβολῆς.

3 Cf. Phileb. 13 A, 14 A, Parmen. 141 C, Theaet. 209 A and D.

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