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ἐν τοῖς ὄχλοις: i.e. in public meetings, but with a depreciatory added meaning. Cf. ἐν δικαστηρίοις τε καὶ ἄλλοις ὄχλοις Plato Gorg. 454 E. —καὶ σέ γε διδάξων κτλ.: Charmides has just said that bashfulness in speaking before a public audience has a rational ground in the nature of man. Socrates retorts, “Not so; for you, who do not hesitate to speak before the most intelligent individuals, yet shrink from addressing the unintelligent populace,”—which is not nature, but perversity.

διδάξων ὥρμημαι: I desire to show, lit. I have set out with the intention of showing. For the fut. participle of intention, see G. 1563, 4; H. 969 c.

αἰσχύνῃ λέγειν: see on iii.1.11.

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