Unformatted text preview: r may be likely to find out about what we do. This is why
in misfortune we do not wish to be seen by those who once wished themselves like us; for
such a feeling implies admiration. And men feel shame when they have acts or exploits to
their credit on which they are bringing dishonour, whether these are their own, or those of
their ancestors, or those of other persons with whom they have some close connexion.
Generally, we feel shame before those for whose own misconduct we should also feel itthose already mentioned; those who take us as their models; those whose teachers or
advisers we have been; or other people, it may be, like ourselves, whose rivals we are. For
there are many things that shame before such people makes us do or leave undone. And we
feel more shame when we are likely to be continually seen by, and go about under the eyes
of, those who know of our disgrace. Hence, when Antiphon the poet was to be cudgelled to
death by order of Dionysius, and saw those who were to perish with him covering their faces
as they went through the...
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