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ἐδόκει μοι κτλ.: seemed to me suited.

ἑαυτὸν: for the ‘prolepsis,’ see on συνουσίαν i. 2. 13.

Ἀντισθένη: of Athens, an inseparable friend of Socrates. See on i. 6. 10. After his master's death, he founded the Cynic school of philosophy, which defined the highest virtue as complete independence of material wants. Cf. iii.11.17; Sym. viii. 4. This form of the acc. is exceptional with Xenophon, who usually writes Ἀντισθένην, Σωκράτην, etc. G. 230; H. 193.

αὐτοῦ: himself.

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