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οἶμαι μέν: for μέν, see on i.1.1.

τἀναντία τούτων: as in i. 2. 60.

τῶν διὰ τοῦ σώματος ἡδονῶν: cf. τῶν διὰ στόματος ἡδέων i. 4. 5. Plato also (Rep. 328 D) has the expression αἱ κατὰ τὸ σῶμα ἡδοναί, which Aristotle (Eth. Nic. vii. 8. 4) condenses into σωματικαὶ ἡδοναί. Cf. also τῶν περὶ τὸ σῶμα ἡδονῶν Hell. vi.1.16

εὔνους: the appropriate contrast to the quality described in 2 (ὅστις ... μισεῖ).

ἐλλείπεσθαι: middle.

ποιῶν: supplementary participle, as in ii. 4. 7.

τοῖς χρωμένοις: his friends.

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