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1 The word ‘good’ looks like an interpolation. The sense seems to require ‘a larger share of affection’ （ φιλίας, or φιλήσεως, understood）; it is clear throughout that in an unequal friendship the superior party receives not more but less benefit （though more affection） than the inferior. In 10.5 the conjugal association is compared to the aristocratic polity in virtue of the fact that the superior party has more power, not more benefit; and from 10.3 it appears that when the ruling class takes all or most of the benefits for itself, the government is no longer an aristocracy but an oligarchy.