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[832b] Be it so: now tell us the second cause.

Athenian
Do you think that I am delaying to do so because I am at a loss?

Megillus
No; but we think that, owing to a sort of hatred against the character you describe, you are castigating it more severely than is required by the argument now on hand.

Athenian
Your rebuke is just, Strangers; you want, it seems, to hear what comes next.

Clinias
Only say on.

Athenian
There lies a cause, as I affirm, in those non-polities which I have often mentioned1 in our previous discourse,—namely, democracy,

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