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33 Plato's actual opening words in the lengthy illustration are: vO'Y)aov yap TotoVTOV~ YEVOj-tEVOV EtTE 1TOAAWV VEWV 1T€Pl, EtTE j-tl,as· vavKA'Y)poV· j-tEy€f}EI, j-t~v Ka~ pciJj-tTl V1T~P TOVS I tl,/.. 1TaVTas ~ V1TOKW'[-'OV 'i:" oE ,t.... t I Kat 0pWVTa waaVTWS EV Tfj V7J~ ßpaxv TI, Kat yl,yvwa- KOVTa 1TEP~ VCWTtKWV ETEpa TotafiTa. • • I , I (Rep. 488a7-b3) Conceive this sort of thing happening either on many ships or on one: Picture a shipmaster in height and strength surpassing all others on the ship, but who is slightly deaf and of similarly impaired vision, and whose knowledge of navigation is on a par with his sight and hearing ....

188f. 6 7 Aristotle The identifying features of 7TUPUßO'Af] do not, in Aristotle' s , mind, s~em to include a particular form. ). Translated literally, the illustration of 7TUPUßo'A~ would begin: "Those selected by lot must not rule, for that" is like just as iE ... OV yap WU7TEP EZ) is used, making the illustration in form partly a simile and partly conditionaL Aristotle is simply imprecise in choice of words here-a fault he would probably avoid if form were cruciaL The instance ofhistorical example is phrased "we must do thus-and-such, because ....

I ~ ,. / 7TPUYfJ-UTU 7TPOYEVOfJ-EVU, EV oE Ta UVTOV 7TOtEtV. TOVTOV oE EV , ß \ "/ \ ~ I ? 1393a283 I). , "' . KVßEpvav '" KI\YJpwaELEv, \' • DEOV "" , TWV OVTLVa OEl. ws TOV AaXOVTa aAAa fLTJ TOll €7TLaTafLEVOV. g. "Pl1blic officials ought not to be selected by lot. " The importance of the passage lies in the collocation of 3 Roberts' Oxford translation (ed. Ross) is used throughout for the Rhetoric. LT] oi

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