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καλῶς ἔχον (sc.τι”: cp. O. T. 517εἰς βλάβην φέρον”), something good, some true thought, γένοιτο ἂν καὶ ἑτέρῳ, might come to (accrue to) another also. For “γένοιτο” cp. Plat. Symp. 211Dεἴ τῳ γένοιτο αὐτὸ τὸ καλὸν ἰδεῖν”. (The phrase “γένοιτο μέντἂν” occurs also Ai. 86.)—Not: ‘Yet it might be found well for another’ (to say that you were wrong). Haemon seeks to propitiate his father; but that purpose would scarcely be served by such a speech as this—‘Being your son, I do not contradict you myself, though I think that other people might very reasonably do so.’

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    • Plato, Symposium, 211d
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