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παρά: in comparison with. G. 1213, 3 d; H. 802, 3 c.

φύσει: by nature. For the dat. of manner, see reference on οἷς 11.

καί, καί: correlative, and subordinating the two dats. σώματι and ψυχῇ to φύσει.

κρατιστεύοντες: “being lords of creation.”

ἂν ἔχων, ἐδύνατ᾽ ἄν: for the cond., see on εἰ προσετέθησαν 5, and, for the partic. containing a prot., on i. 1. 20. For the repetition of ἄν, see G. 1312; H. 864. Cf. λαβὼν δ᾽ ἂν τὸν ἵππον ἐκ τοῦ παραχρῆμα ἂν ἐστρατεύετο Hell. vi.4.11

ἐβούλετο: quae vellet (not volebat). For the assimilation of the mode in cond. rel. sents., see G. 1440; H. 919 b. Cf. iii.5.8.

ἔχει, ἐστί: ind., as Socrates is now speaking of animals that really exist, e.g., apes.

πλέον οὐδὲν ἔχει: have no advantage.

ἀμφοτέρων: i.e. σώματος and ψυχῆς.

ὅταν τί ποιήσωσι νομιεῖς: when they do what, will you think? i.e. “what must they do to make you think?” For the interr. depending on a dependent word, see H. 1012.

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