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Unformatted text preview: h do not seem to be really their own. Further, it is not any and every man that
deserves any given kind of good; there is a certain correspondence and appropriateness in
such things; thus it is appropriate for brave men, not for just men, to have fine weapons, and
for men of family, not for parvenus, to make distinguished marriages. Indignation may
therefore properly be felt when any one gets what is not appropriate for him, though he may
be a good man enough. It may also be felt when any one sets himself up against his superior,
especially against his superior in some particular respect - whence the lines
"Only from battle he shrank with Aias Telamon's son;
"Zeus had been angered with him,
"had he fought with a mightier one; "
but also, even apart from that, when the inferior in any sense contends with his superior; a
musician, for instance, with a just man, for justice is a finer thing than music.
Enough has been said to make clear the grounds on which, and the persons against whom,
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