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δημόσια: said in jest, as Socrates took no part in public affairs. Cf. i.6.15.

φίλαι: he playfully uses the fem. in speaking of his friends.

φίλτρα, ἐπῳδάς: cf. ii.6.10 ff. On the real meaning of ἐπῳδάς, cf. τὰς δ᾽ ἐπῳδὰς ταύτας τοὺς λόγους εἶναι τοὺς καλούς Plato Charm. 157 A, also Phaedo 114 D.

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