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τὸ τὰς χεῖρας κτλ.: const. τὸ ποιεῖν τοὺς καλοὺς ὑπομένειν τινὰ προσφέροντα τὰς χεῖρας. Socrates asserts that his art (ἐπιστήμη) does not include submitting to physical caresses. Σκύλλης: cf. Homer's description of this monster (μ 85 ff.). Σειρῆνας: see on 11. ὑπομένειν (after φασίν): equivalent to non fugere. This and the other infs. (φεύγειν, κηλεῖσθαι) represent the impf. of direct discourse.
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