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[709e]

Clinias
What is the next thing that can rightly be said?

Athenian
You mean, do you not, on the side of the lawgiver?

Clinias
Yes.

Athenian
This is what he will say: “Give me the State under a monarchy;1 and let the monarch be young, and possessed by nature of a good memory, quick intelligence, courage and nobility of manner; and let that quality, which we formerly mentioned2 as the necessary accompaniment of all the parts of virtue, attend now also

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