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1 Cf. 5.2.12, 5.4.2.
2 This explains why a benefactor of the commonwealth must receive a reward in the shape of honor.
3 i.e., the friendly feeling between the citizens as such, see 9.1. But that this is maintained by τὸ κατ᾽ ἀξίαν has not been said before: indeed the phrase is an odd description of what precedes, and its applicability to private friendship is denied just below. Perhaps ‘since requital . . . above’ is an interpolation.