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σοῦλέγοντος could depend on μάθοιμ̓ as=‘understand’ ( Plat. Gorg. 463Dἆρ᾽ οὖν ἂν μάθοις ἀποκριναμένου;”), but is better taken as gen. abs., since thus we obtain a clearer sense for οὐκέτ̓: ‘when thou beginnest to speak, my power of comprehension ceases.’

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