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Γλαύκωνα: a brother of Plato. The Glauco mentioned just below was the father of Perictione, Aristo's wife, and of Charmides, uncle of Plato and Glauco.

οὐδέπω εἴκοσιν ἔτη: at eighteen an Athenian youth attained the rights of citizenship, but from eighteen to twenty military service claimed most of his time. To some offices, like the senatorship and the judgeship (cf. i.1.1), he was not eligible before the age of thirty.

ἑλκόμενον ἀπὸ τοῦ βήματος: unpopular or intolerable speakers were occasionally hooted from the bema, or led away by the police (τοξόται). Cf. Aristophanes Knights 665; Acharnians 45 ff.; Plato Prot. 319 c. For the supplementary participle with παῦσαι, see G. 1580; H. 981. Cf. τοὺς βαρβάρους ἔπαυσεν ὑβρίζοντας Isocrates xii. 83.

καταγέλαστον ὄντα: being a laughing-stock.

Χαρμίδην: see on iii.7.1.

Πλάτωνα: the only mention of Plato in Xenophon's writings. In the Republic, Plato gives a very different representation of his brother Glauco.

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