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Χαρμίδην: brother-in-law of Aristo, who had married his sister Perictione, and hence uncle of Plato and the younger Glauco. (See on iii. 6. 1.) His kinsman and guardian Critias had introduced him to Socrates after the siege of Potidaea (432 B.C.); cf. Plato Charm. 154. Together with Critias he fought on the side of the oligarchy, and fell in the fight at the Piraeus (403 B.C.). Cf. Hell. ii. 4. 19. δυνατώτερον: sc. πράττειν τὰ πολιτικά. προσιέναι τῷ δήμῳ: to come forward as speaker in the popular assembly. τοὺς στεφανίτας ἀγῶνας νικᾶν: for the acc. with νικᾶν, see on ii.6.26. The ἀγῶνες were of two kinds, χρηματῖται and στεφανῖται, the former offering a prize of money value, the latter (and more distinguished) the coveted wreath of olive, bay, or parsley. ποῖόν τινα: see on τοιάδε τις i. 1. 1. δῆλον ὅτι: was generally regarded as one word, hence the position of ἔφη after ὅτι, as in iv. 2. 14, 4. 23. Cf. iv.2.39.
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