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[696d]

Athenian
Here is a further point we must consider, in order to judge about the conferment of honors in States, when they are right and when wrong.

Megillus
What point?

Athenian
If temperance existed alone in a man's soul, divorced from all the rest of virtue, would it justly be held in honor or the reverse?

Megillus
I cannot tell what reply to make.

Athenian
Yet, in truth, you have made a reply, and a reasonable one. For if you had declared for either of the alternatives in my question, you would have said what is, to my mind, quite out of tune.

Megillus
So it has turned out to be all right.

Athenian
Very good. Accordingly, the additional element in objects deserving of honor

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