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possessed by the ancestor of Gyges the Lydian.(3) He was, according to the legend, a shepherd in the service of the reigning monarch of Lydia; and once when there came on a violent rainstorm, accompanied by earthquake, the ground was rent and a deep opening appeared on the spot where he was tending his flocks. After seeing and wondering at all this, he descended into the opening and among other marvels he saw, as they say in the tale, a hollow brazen horse, with doors in its sides, at which he, stooping and looking in, beheld in the interior a dead body, as it appeared to him, of superhuman stature, and it had on no clothing or ornament except a gold ring(4) on its hand. This ring Gyges drew off and came up again out of the opening. Now when the usual meeting of the shepherds was held that they might send to the king their monthly report about the condition of the flocks, Gyges also came, wearing the ring. And as he was sitting with the company he happened to turn the collet of the ring inward, toward the palm of his hand. When this was done he became invisible to his neighbors, and they began to talk about him as if he had gone

3. It is not the ancestor of Gyges, but Gyges himself, of whom a similar legend is given by Herodotus, I, 8 ff. ; and that the story of Gyges himself is here told by Plato is evident from Republic X, 612 B. Hence there is probably an error in the text.
4. The magic ring is a common talisman of Eastern legend. It plays an important part in the Arabian Nights. Compare the story of the signet-ring of Polycrates, Herod., III, 39 ff.

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