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συμβούλους: Aristodemus is thinking of the δαιμόνιον of Socrates, of which he has no very clear conception, and uses συμβούλους, perhaps with a touch of irony, for the impersonal συμβουλήν, advisers instead of “advice.”—ὅ τι χρὴ ποιεῖν κτλ.: the clause may be taken as obj. of the verbal idea in συμβούλους. Ἀθηναίοις, Ἕλλησι, πᾶσιν ἀνθρώποις: an ascending climax. πυνθανομένοις: inquiring. ἀλλά ... κατατίθενται: the change from indirect to direct discourse adds to the sarcastic emphasis, “but they select you alone, do they, and leave you in neglect?”
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