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Persons of the dialogue: Socrates - Glaucon - Polemarchus
 - Adeimantus - Cephalus - Thrasymachus - Cleitophon

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Politeia Excerpts: Paideia: What is the meaning of education?
Who is a philosopher?
We ought not to retaliate
Tyranny and slavery

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There can be no doubt about the numerous difficulties in which this question is involved.

There can be none.

Further, do we not see that many are willing to do or to have or to seem to be what is just and honourable without the reality; but no one is satisfied with the appearance of good —the reality is what they seek; in the case of the good, appearance is despised by every one.

Very true, he said.

Of this then, which every soul of man pursues and makes the end of all his actions, having a presentiment that there is such an end, and yet hesitating because neither knowing the nature nor having the same assurance of this as of other things, and therefore losing whatever good there is in other things, —of a principle such and so great as this ought the best men in our state, to whom everything is entrusted, to be in the darkness of ignorance?

Certainly not, he said.

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