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ὁμολογήσειεν: for the potential opt., see G. 1327 ff; H. 872. αὐτόν: i.e. Socrates. ἠλίθιον μήτ᾽ ἀλαζόνα: a fool nor an impostor. ἐδόκει δ᾽ ἄν, εἰ ἐφαίνετο: impf., instead of aor., denoting cond. unfulfilled in past time, the verbs expressing continued acts. So οὐκ ἂν προέλεγεν, εἰ μὴ ἐπίστευεν just below. See GMT. 410; H. 895 a. ἀμφότερα ταῦτα: i.e. ἠλίθιος καὶ ἀλαζών. For the gender of the pred. adj., see H. 617. Cf. ὁπότε (ἀδελφὸς) πᾶν τὸ ἐναντιώτατον εἴη ii. 3. 5. ὡς: see on 4. ψευδόμενος: for the supplementary participle, see G. 1588; H. 981. ταῦτα: in these matters. πιστεύων δέ: equiv. to εἰ ἐπίστευε, cond. assumed as real, and itself a logical conclusion from the preceding sentence. For the circumstantial participle of cond., see G. 1563, 5; H. 969 d. οὐκ εἶναι θεοὺς ἐνόμιζεν: this was the meaning of the charge quoted in 1, οὓς μὲν ἡ πόλις νομίζει θεοὺς οὐ νομίζων.
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