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οἵα μὲν οὖν: closes what was begun in 13. Both there and here the relation between Socrates and the two young men is called συνουσία. A παίδευσις is denied in the following sentence. μηδενὶ μηδεμίαν: for μή and its compounds with the inf. of indirect discourse, instead of οὐ, see GMT. 685, and Gildersleeve, Am. Jour. Philol., i. p. 51. οὐκ: belongs grammatically to ὡμιλησάτην, but practically denies ἀρέσκοντος as a motive for the action of Critias and Alcibiades, and contrasts it with the real motive ὡρμηκότε. ὡμιλησάτην, ὡμιλείτην: note the significant change of tense. ἀλλ᾽ εὐθὺς ἐξ ἀρχῆς ὡρμηκότε: but because from the very beginning they had set out.
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