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χρώμενος: for the participle of cond., see on λέγων i. 1. 20.

τὶ δαιμόνιον: “something extraordinary.” Cf. ἢν μή τι δαιμόνιον κωλύῃ Eq. xi. 13. For the two prots. with same apod., see GMT. 510.

καὶ οὐκ ἂν ... δαπάνης: and would not lack the means for such an outlay. For the gen. of plenty or want, see G. 1112; H. 743.

εὐτελής (sc. δίαιτα): frugal.

οὐκ οἶδ᾽ εἴ τις: “scarcely any one.”

ἐργάζοιτο: would work for, potential optative. For ἐργάζομαι in this sense, cf. τὰ ἐπιτήδεια ἐργάζεσθαι ii. 8. 2.

ὥστε μὴ λαμβάνειν: for the inf. of result, see G. 1450; H. 953.

τὰ Σωκράτει ἀρκοῦντα: what sufficed for Socrates. For the thought, cf. i.6.4.

ἡδέως: with relish. Cf. ἥδιστα ἐσθίων i. 6. 5.

ἐπὶ τοῦτο: i.e. ἐπὶ τὸ ἐσθίειν.

τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν ὄψον εἶναι: cf. λιμῷ δὲ ὅσαπερ ὄψῳ διαχρῆσθε Cyr. i. 5. 12. Cf. the Lat. proverb fames optimum condimentum. Athenaeus (4, p. 157) describes Socrates as taking long walks in the evening, ‘to collect,’ as he said, ‘sauce (ὄψον) for his supper.’

διὰ τὸ πίνειν: see on ἐπὶ τὸ φροντίζειν i. 1. 12.

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