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ἀνδράποδα: lit. slaves, here indicates the opposite of καλοὶ κἀγαθοί, hence boors, the ignobile vulgus. See on καλοὺς κἀγαθούς i. 1. 16.

πάνυ ᾤμην: I certainly supposed.

φιλοσοφεῖν φιλοσοφίαν: “that I was following a plan of study.”

ἂν παιδευθῆναι: for the inf. with ἄν in indirect discourse, see on iii.5.2.

τὰ προσήκοντα: for one of two accs. retained in the pass. with verbs of teaching, see G. 1239; H. 724 a.

ὀρεγομένῳ: for the attrib. participle, see G. 1559; H. 965.

πῶς: exclamatory rather than interr., belongs to ἀθύμως.

διά: in view of the following neg., suggests the meaning “after,” “in spite of.” Similarly ἕνεκα iv. 3. 3.

ὑπὲρ ὧν: i.e. ὑπὲρ τούτων, . Const. with τὸ ἐρωτώμενον a question in regard to matters which.

ἣν πορευόμενος: by pursuing which.

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