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4. ᾔει ἐπειγόμενος. So BT: neither in the 3rd singular of such forms nor elsewhere do Plato's MSS. always avoid hiatus. Schanz (vol. XII, p. XV) would insert the ν ἐφελκυστικόν in such forms before a vowel, unless a pause follows.

7. Ἱπποκράτης, ἔφην, οὗτος. We have followed Heindorf in printing a full stop after οὗτος. Heindorf (following Ficinus) correctly takes the words as an aside; Socrates recognises Hippocrates by his voice. The neuter comparative of νέος regularly implies that the new is worse than the old: see on Euthyphr. 2A.

8. εἰ μὴ ἀγαθά γε. Compare Ar. Knights, 186 μῶν ἐκ καλῶν εἶ κἀγαθῶν; μὰ τοὺς θεούς, εἰ μὴ 'κ πονηρῶν γε and Blaydes in loc. The idiom originally meant ‘unless by νεώτερα you mean ἀγαθά’, which would be a contradiction in terms, since νεώτερον is κακόν. Preceded by οὐδέν it has come to mean little more than ‘except good’.

11. πρῴην: see 309Dτρίτην γε ἤδη ἡμέραν.

12. ἑσπέρας γε: χθές is unnecessary, as the Athenians counted the interval between two sunsets as one day (Kroschel, referring to Varro, ap. Gell. Noct. Att. III. 2. 4).

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