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1 A commonplace of Plato and all intellectual idealists. Cf. 503 B, Polit. 292 E, 297 B, 300 E. Novotny, Plato's Epistles, p. 87, uses this to support his view that Plato had a secret doctrine. Adam quotes Gorg. 474 Aτοῖς δὲ πολλοῖς οὐδὲ διαλέγομαι, which is not quite relevant. Cf. Renan, Etudes d'histoire relig. p. 403 “La philosophie sera toujours le fait d'une imperceptible minorité,” etc.
2 It is psychologically necessary. Cf. supra, Vol. 1. on 473 E. Cf. 527 A, Laws 655 E, 658 E, 681 C, 687 C, Phaedr. 239 C, 271 B, Crito 49 D.
3 Cf. Gorg. 481 E, 510 D, 513 B.
4 In 487 A.
5 Cf. 386 A. In what follows Plato is probably thinking of Alcibiades. Alc, I, 103 A ff, imitates the passage. Cf. Xen.Mem. i. 2. 24.
7 i.e. endeavoring to secure the advantage of it for themselves by winning his favor when he is still young and impressionable.
8 Cf. Alc. I. 104 B-C ff.
9 Cf. Alc. I. 105 B-C.
11 Or perhaps “subject to these influences.” Adam says it is while he is sinking into this condition.
12 Cf. Vol. I. on 476 E. Cf. 533 D, Protag. 333 E, Phaedo 83 A, Crat. 413 A, Theaet. 154. E.
13 Cf. Phaedo 66 C, Symp. 184 C, Euthydem. 282 B.
14 Cf. Epin. 990 A, Epist. vii. 330 A-B.
15 Cf. Alc. I. 135 E.
17 Cf. 517 E.
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