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ὅτι: instead of the more usual ὡς how. So ἐντεθύμησαι ὅτι iii. 3. 11. Cf. ὅτι δὲ ἐπεμελεῖτο, νῦν τοῦτο λέξω iv. 7. 1.

τῶν καλῶν: public honors, such as the καλοὶ κἀγαθοί should aspire to; a phrase borrowed from the Spartans, cf. De Rep. Lac. iii. 3; iv. 4; Cyr. vii. 3. 16.

ἐπιμελεῖς: studious of.

ὀρέγοιντο: for the opt., see on i.2.57.

Διονυσόδωρον: a Sophist from Chios, who, with his brother Euthydemus (not the one mentioned in iv. 2), taught rhetoric and the art of war in Athens. Cf. Plato Euthyd. 271 C.

ἐπαγγελλόμενον: professing.

ἐν τῇ πόλει: “among his fellow-citizens,” i.e. not as a mercenary from abroad.

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