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A violent storm left a gapping chasm in the earth. Gyges abandoned his flock, venturing down into the wide chasm. There he discovered a large brazen horse, outfitted with a door. Gyges opened the door and resting inside found a naked corpse with a ring of gold on its finger. Gyges took the ring and put it on. Later, when he and the king’s other shepherds had gathered to prepare their upcoming report, Gyges discovered sitting there that, with a simple turn around his finger, the ring made him invisible. He began to play with the ring, beaming himself in and out of visibility. Ambition set in. Gyges used the power of invisibility to spy on fellow shepherds. Gyges repeatedly employed the information gleaned through the power to make himself invisible to his advantage. First, he manipulated his peers to get himself appointed an envoy to the king. Next he seduced the king’s wife under his nose, killed the king, and grabbed the royal powers and purse. Glaucon urges by fable that the apparently “just” man would use powers of invisibility opportunistically to spy on others and then to commit immoralities and crimes. So-called just men and women will set aside moral ideals if they can do so without detection. Everyday experience suggests that Glaucon was a keenly accurate psychologist. Philosophers disapprove dishonesty, unfairness and murder. But Glaueon understood that like sex and influence, knowledge of others is something humans naturally crave. It is ordinary to wonder: what do they say and do when I am not in the room?