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εἰ δή: si iam, introduces a settled and recognized fact.

εἰ προὐβίβαζε: whether he led (his friends) forward. For εἰ with indir. question, cf. i.4.18.

εἰς ταύτην (sc. ἐγκράτειαν): connect with προὐβίβαζε. For the dislocation of the usual order (‘hyperbaton’), see H. 1062.

ἄνδρες: there was evidently a circle of hearers. So in 6. 1, παρόντων αὐτῶν.

ὅντινα: equivalent to εἴ τινα.

αἰσθανοίμεθα: for the assimilation of the cond. rel. clause, see G. 1439; H. 919 a.

ἥττω (sc. ὄντα): “one who is not master of.” For Socrates's self-control in these matters, cf. 3.

σῶσαι, κρατῆσαι: save, conquer. The aor. shows that the actions are conceived without reference to a def. time or duration. GMT. 127, Kr. Spr. 53. 6. 9. κρατεῖν (τινα) is equivalent to conquer, κρατεῖν (τινος) to have control.

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