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10-20. While Socrates always lived in the public view, and spoke and taught openly in the city, yet no one ever heard him utter an impiety; for he busied himself, not, like other philosophers, with speculations concerning the universe, but with the problems of making men better and more self-controlled. How faithful he could be to his principles was amply shown at the trial of the nine generals.

10. ἀλλὰ μὴν: see on 6.

ἀεὶ μέν: contrasted with οὐδεὶς δὲ πώποτε in 11.

ἐν τῷ φανερῷ: cf. Eng. ‘in the open.’

πρωΐ: the day was divided into several parts (ὧραι),— πρωΐ or ὄρθρος, morning; πλήθουσα ἀγορά, 9-12 A.M.; μεσημβρία, noon; δείλη, afternoon; and ἑσπέρα, evening.

περιπάτους: colonnades or halls. Aristotle and his followers, who carried on discussions while walking in the paths and colonnades of the Lyceum, were called Peripatetics.

ἀγορᾶς: for the gen. of time, see G. 1136; H. 759.

πλείστοις: very many.

μέλλοι: opt. in cond. rel. clause, denoting repeated action in past time. See on ὡς νομίζοιεν 6.

ὡς τὸ πολύ: for the most part.

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