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BOOK VII

CHAPTER IV.
" Thus then will the change be accomplished; but after the transformation how will it (the timocratic State) be administered? Is it not manifest that in some particulars it will resemble our former (the perfect) State, and in other respects the oligarchy, seeing that it ranks midway between the two, and will also possess a distinct characteristic of its own?"
" Doubtless," he said.
" Therefore in conferring honor upon the rulers, and in the abstinence of its warrior class from agricultural pursuits, from handicrafts, and from other forms of money-making, in the practice of common meals, and in its care for gymnastic and military exercises, in all such things will it not resemble our former ideal State?"
" Yes, it will."
" Again, shall we say that, in its dread of philosophers, and by its refusal to induct them into office, since it no longer has men of this class who are single-minded and earnest, but a medley of incon
sistencies; and consequently falls back on the passionate and simpler natures, upon men naturally more inclined to war than peace; and, by honoring military plots and stratagems, by engaging in continual army operations, the timocratic state will possess most of such things as distinct traits of its own?"
" Yes."
" Furthermore," said I, " the men of this class, the soldiery, will be avaricious, like the inhabitants of the oligarchic states, and, making wealth their

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