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ἐδήλωσε: impers., events showed, that the prohibition was aimed at Socrates. Cf. Cyr. vii. 1. 30.

οὐ τοὺς χειρίστους: see on οὐχ ἥκιστα 23. For the comparison of the adj., see G. 361, 2; H. 254, 2.

ἀδικεῖν: to commit unlawful acts. Cf. πολλοῖς πολλὰ προσέταττον βουλόμενοι ὡς πλείστους ἀναπλῆσαι (to involve) αἰτιῶν Plato Apol. 32C.

εἶπέ που: said, I suppose. Xenophon vouches for the thoughts, not for the words. See on i. 1. 1.

οἷ: for the indir. refl. use of the pron., see G. 987; H. 685.

βοῶν ἀγέλης νομεύς: a comparison perhaps suggested by Hom. B 474-483. Cf. iii.2.1; Plato Gorg. 516 A, B.

εἰ ὁμολογοίη: see on ἐθαύμαζε i. 1. 13.

εἰ αἰσχύνεται: above, where an imaginary case was suggested, the opt. (ὁμολογοίη) was used; here, to mark the actual fact, the indic. of direct discourse is retained. Cf. ii.6.4.

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