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Θεοδότη: afterward the mistress of Alcibiades, whom she is said to have buried after he was slain in Phrygia. Cf. Cornelius Nep. Alc. 10. 6. Plutarch (Alc. 39) says it was Timandra who buried him.

οἵας: ready. See on i. 4. 6.

τῷ πείθοντι: sc. by solicitation or gifts.

κρεῖττον εἴη λόγου: equivalent to κρεῖττον ὥστε λέγειν “was beyond the power of description.” Cf. (with the adj. in unfavorable sense) κρεῖσσον λόγου τὸ εἶδος τῆς νόσου Thuc. ii. 50.

ἐπιδεικνύειν: for the inf., see on ὧν εἶναι i. 1. 8.

ἑαυτῆς: of her person.

ὅσα καλῶς ἔχοι: “as much as decorum permitted.”

θεασομένους: acc., since ἰτέον ἂν εἶναι is equivalent to δέοι ἂν ἰέναι. See GMT. 923; H. 991 a.

οὐ γὰρ ... καταμαθεῖν: for it is impossible to judge by hearsay of that which passes description.

διηγησάμενος: i.e. the first speaker, introduced above by the words μνησθέντος τινός.

οὐκ ἂν φθάνοιτ̓ ἀκολουθοῦντες: see on ii.3.11.

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