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Ἐπιγένην: son of Antiphon, of the deme Cephisia. Cf. Plato Apol. 33E, Phaedo 59 B.

ἰδιωτικῶς: i.e. unlike an athlete.

ἰδιώτης: lit. a private citizen, here non-professional, so far as concerns athletics. “I have no object in training, not being an athlete (ἀσκητής).” To which Socrates retorts, “You need training fully as much as those who are to contend in the Olympian games.” See on iii. 7. 7.

θήσουσιν: will make, certamina decernent.

ὅταν τύχωσι: sc. ἀγῶνα θέν̓τες.

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