'Throughout I cite Alan Bloom's very literal translation (Bloom, 1967).
2 Both translations are problematic. XOYI(TTLK6v has a strong mathematical overtone and could be rendered "calculation," while £7TIÐvp:r¡TlKÓ" could be "appetitive." 3 The best known spokesman for this view is Bernard Williams in Williams, 1997. 4 The suppression of Eros begins with Cephalus's report of Sophocles at 329c. It is reflected in the "noble lie" where Socrates states that "The god commands the rulers first and foremost to be of nothing such good guardians and to keep over nothing so o careful a watch as the children" (415b). It culminates in the "marriage number." The failure of the guardians to apply a mathematical eugenics-"and they will at some time beget children when the should not" (546b)-represents the failure to control eros.
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