Cf. my note in Class.
Phil. 1917, vol. xii. p. 436. It does not refer to
Thrasymachus facetiously as Adam fancies, but is an honorific expression
borrowed from the Pythagoreans. in the beginning of the elegy
which the admirerPossibly Critias.
of Glaucon wrote when you distinguished yourselves in the battle of
MegaraProbably the battle of 409 B.C.,
reported in Diodor. Sic. xiii. 65. Cf. Introduction p.
viii.—'Sons of Ariston,The
implied pun on the name is made explicit in 580 C-D. Some have held that
Glaucon and Adeimantus were uncles of Plato, but Zeller decides for the
usual view that they wre brothers. Cf. Ph. d. Gr. ii. 1,
4th ed. 1889, p.