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[710a] on our monarch's soul, if the rest of his qualities are to be of any value.”

Clinias
Temperance, as I think, Megillus, is what the Stranger indicates as the necessary accompaniment. Is it not?

Athenian
Yes, Clinias; temperance, that is, of the ordinary kind1 not the kind men mean when they use academic language and identify temperance with wisdom, but that kind which by natural instinct springs up at birth in children and animals, so that some are not incontinent, others continent, in respect of pleasures; and of this we said2

1 Plat. Laws 698a;Plat. Phaedo 82a ff. The “academic” (or philosophic) identification of “virtue” with “wisdom” was a main feature in the ethics of Socrates; cp.Plat. Rep. 430d ff.

2 Plat. Laws 696d.

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