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" Certainly he will," he said, " for these will be his most faithful retainers."
" Truly blessed," said I, " is the lot of a tyrant, as you represent him, if he takes such men as his friends and faithful followers, after he has destroyed his former associates."
" Well, he certainly makes use of such friends." " And then," I said, " are not those comrades his admirers, and the new citizens his boon companions, while good men hate and shun him?"
" It must be so."
" Not without reason," I said, "is tragedy in general held to be a school of wisdom, and Euripides a tragedian of distinction."
" Why so?"
" Because Euripides gave utterance to that saying fraught with profound meaning: ` Tyrants are wise by converse with the wise.' And by 'the wise' he evidently meant those with whom the tyrant associates."
" Yes," he said, " and he also exalts tyranny as something godlike ; and it wins many other plaudits of the same nature from the other poets as well as Euripides."
" Accordingly," I said, "the makers of tragedy, inasmuch as they are wise, will pardon us and those who administer their government after our fashion, if we refuse to admit them into our State, seeing they sing the praises of tyranny."
" Yes," he said, " I believe the tragedians will pardon us, all of them at least who are reasonable."
" And, I suppose, they will make the rounds of

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