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" It is clear," he said, " that he will draw upon his father's estate for the support of himself, his boon companions, his favorites, and his mistresses."
" I understand your meaning," I replied; " because the public that begot the tyrant will maintain him and his companions."
" It cannot escape doing so," he said.
" But what do you say to this ?" I continued. " Suppose the populace should fly into a passion and declare it to be unjust that a grown-up son should be supported by his father, but, on the contrary, the father should be supported by the son; and that they did not give him birth and establish him in order that when he was grown to manhood they should become slaves of their own slaves and support him and his slaves with a rabble of others, but that under his leadership they might be freed from the yoke of the rich and the so-called aristocratic faction in the city ; and they now order him and his comrades to depart from the city, just as a father might drive his son and his mob of turbulent fellow-revelers from the house."
" Then, by Zeus," he said, " the people will discover what a monster they have begotten, fostered, and reared, and that it is an instance of the weaker trying to expel the stronger."
" What do you mean? " I asked. " Will the tyrant dare to use violence and beat his father if he resist him?"
" Yes," he replied, " after he has disarmed him."
" You represent the tyrant," I said, " as a parricide and a cruel guardian of old age; and this now,

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as it seems, at last would admittedly be tyranny : the people, as they say in the proverb, in trying to escape from the smoke of servitude to free men, will have fallen into the fire of the despotism of slaves. They will have exchanged the excessive and unseasonable liberty which they once enjoyed for the harshest and bitterest servitude to slaves."
" Doubtless," he said, " that is just what happens."
" Well, then," I asked, " shall we not be right in saying that we have given an adequate explanation of the transition from democracy to tyranny, and of the nature of tyranny after that change has been brought about? "
" Yes," he replied', " the explanation is complete."

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