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ἀλλά: breaks off the argument.

ἔφη: he continued.

θηρᾶν: cf. i.2.24.

διὰ τὸ ἐρωτικὸς εἶναι: by being inclined to love.

ὧν ἄν: equivalent to ἐάν τινων.

ὅλος ὥρμημαι: I strice with all my being.

φιλῶν: diligendo.

καὶ ἀντεπιθυμεῖσθαι τῆς συνουσίας: and to have my companionship sought also in return, the obj. of the act. being retained with the passive. This unusual const. is prob. due to the desire to continue the parallelism of the preceding clauses.

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