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ἔπαιζεν ἅμα σπουδάζων: “he used to say jestingly but with an earnest inner meaning.” See on iv. 1. 1.

τῶν καλῶν: limiting gen. with ἀφροδισίων. G. 1085; H. 729. Cf. τοῖς τῶν ὡραίων ἀφροδισίοις ἡδόμενοι ii. 6. 22.

ἁπτόμενον: see on πιστεύων i. 1. 5.

ἀλλὰ καί: atque adeo.

Κριτόβουλον: for the ‘prolepsis,’ see on i.2.13. In Oec. ii. 7, Socrates says to Critobulus ὁρῶ σε οἰόμενον πλουτεῖν καὶ ἀμελῶς μὲν ἔχοντα πρὸς τὸ μηχανᾶσθαι χρήματα, παιδικοῖς δε πράγμασι προσέχοντα τὸν νοῦν (giving your mind to frivolous matters).

τὸν Ἀλκιβιάδου υἱόν: as Alcibiades, so far as known, had but one son, born in 416, after the probable date of this conversation, it has been conjectured that both here and in 10 the reference is to Clinias, the son of Axiochus and a cousin of Alcibiades. Cf. Sym. iv. 12.

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