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οἶδα μέν: not correlative to ἔλεγε δέ of the next section. Rather in both sections is the assumption of the accuser admitted, and even reinforced by other assertions of Socrates which stand in close connection with it. This admission is introduced by οἶδα μέν, the implied contrast being anticipated from 55, viz., that the accuser wholly misconceived the meaning of the assertions cited. For μέν, see on i.1.1. λέγοντα: for the supplementary participle, see on i.2.14. καί, γέ: nay, even. ὅτι ἀφανίζουσιν: depends on λέγοντα. τοῦ οἰκειοτάτου ἀνθρώπου: their nearest kinsman. ἀφανίζουσιν: a term freq. used for burial. Cf. Soph. Ant. 255.
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