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47. Διὸς φυλακαί are no doubt Κράτος and Βία, as in the Prometheus. Cf. Hesiod, Theog. 385 ff. (quoted by Heindorf) καὶ Κράτος ἠδὲ Βίην ἀριδείκετα γείνατο τέκνα (sc. Στύξ) τῶν οὐκ ἔστ᾽ ἀπάνευθε Διὸς δόμος οὐδέ τις ἕδρη οὐδ᾽ ὁδὸς ὅππῃ μὴ κείνοις θεὸς ἡγεμονεύει: ἀλλ᾽ αἰεὶ πὰρ Ζηνὶ βαρυκτύπῳ ἑδριόωνται.

εἰς δὲ τὸ τῆς Ἀθηνᾶς κτλ. Protagoras reverts to the story of the theft. Similarly in 346Dbelow Socrates reverts to a part of the poem which he has quoted some time before in 345C

49. ἔμπυρον τέχνην is τέχνη which works by πῦρ, as ἔντεχνος σοφία in line 40 is σοφία working by τέχνη.

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