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ἐπιδημεῖ γὰρ ἄρα. Heindorf's correction ἐπιδημεῖ for ἐπεδήμει seems to be necessary, as Prodicus is still in Athens. Just so the presential tenses are used in 314Dκινδυνεύει δὲἄχθεσθαι and below, l. 14 κατάλυσιν πεποίηκεν. If the clause is taken as a parenthetical clause of explanation, there is nothing harsh in the construction: ἦν δὲ ἐν οἰκήματί τινι naturally enough follows on εἰσεῖδον. For γὰρ ἄρα (a somewhat rare combination) Heindorf quotes Rep. IV. 438A πάντες γὰρ ἄρα τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἐπιθυμοῦσιν, Symp. 205B ἀφελόντες γὰρ ἄρα (so T: B has only γάρ) τοῦ ἔρωτός τι εἶδος ὀνομάζομεν, Laws, III. 698D συνάψαντες γὰρ ἄρα τὰς χεῖρας σαγηνεύσαιεν πᾶσαν τὴν Ἐρετρικήν. γὰρ ἄρα always introduces something supposed to be known to the person addressed: see 314Bοἶμαι δὲ καὶ Πρόδικον τὸν Κεῖον.

17. Παυσανιας is known from the Symposium 180C ff. The deme Κεραμῆς was in the tribe Acamantis. ὡς μὲν ἐγᾦμαι is to be taken closely with καλόν τε κἀγαθὸν τὴν φύσιν.

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