. The mother of Xanthippus and
Paralus had once been the wife of Hipponicus, to whom she bare
Callias: Plut. Pericl.
XXIV. 9. In 320A
as well as in Meno, 94B
Plato remarks that Pericles was unable to teach the art of
statesmanship to either of his two sons: cf. Alc. I,
Περικλέους υἱέε ἠλιθίω ἐγενέσθην
. They both died of the plague.
One of the most interesting fragments of Protagoras describes
the fortitude of Pericles when his sons died: see Appendix 11,
p. 221, Frag. 3. Charmides, son of the elder Glaucon, was
Plato's maternal uncle: the dialogue Charmides
is named after
him. He was φιλόσοφός τε καὶ πάνυ ποιητικός
as remarkable for σωφροσύνη
as for personal beauty (ibid.
157D). He was afterwards one of the Ten, and fell along with
Critias at the battle of Munychia in 404 B.C. (Xen. Hell.
II. 4. 19).
Of Philippides and his father Philomelus and Antimoerus of
Mende (on the west coast of the peninsula Pallene) nothing
further is known.
. B and T omit οἵ
, which was inserted by Stephanus: Heindorf prefers to insert ὧν
. The MSS. reading could only be defended if
could be regarded as parenthetical = ὡς ἐφαίνοντο
= ὡς δοκεῖ μοι
(see on 314C
above), but there seems to
be no authority for such a use of φαίνομαι
. It is hardly to be
supposed that in ἐπακούοντες
(in B below) there is
an allusion to an outer circle of Protagorean students, deemed
unworthy of the subtlest teaching of the master, in spite of
, where Socrates is hardly serious.
30. ἐξ ἑκάστων τῶν πόλεων
. The plural is used as in
Theaet. 157C παρατίθημι ἑκάστων τῶν σοφῶν ἀπογεύσασθαι
Rep. X. 601A χρώματ᾽ ἄττα ἑκάστων τῶν τεχνῶν