if we assume the
identity of the aristocrat and the king.Cf.
Vol. I. p. 422, note b, on 445 D and Menex. 238
D.” “Yes, the third.” “Three
times three, then, by numerical measure is the interval that separates the
tyrant from true pleasure.” “Apparently.”
“The phantomCf.
Phaedo 66 Cεἰδώλων,
where Olympiodorus (Norvin, p. 36) takes it of the unreality of the
lower pleasures. of the tyrant's pleasure is then by longitudinal
mensuration a plane number.” “Quite so.”
“But by squaring and cubing it is clear what the interval of this
separation becomes.” “It is clear,” he said,
“to a reckoner.” “Then taking it the other way
about,