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ἐπειδὴ συμφαῖεν: see on ἐπεὶ διομολογήσαιτο i. 2. 57. The subj. is the persons who on each occasion were conversing with Socrates. This sent. shows, too, that τούτου ὁμολογουμένου above is equivalent to ὁπότε ὁμολογοῖεν (sc. οἱ παρόντες).

πρὸς μεσημβρίαν βλεπούσαις: so we say ‘looking toward the south.’ Cf. Oec. ix. 4. The house should be built high and open toward the south, so that the slanting rays of the sun in winter may enter the portico (παστάς) at the front of the open court in the center of the dwelling. Toward the north it should be low and protected against storms.

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