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30-39. Socrates shows Euthydemus that he still lacks the most necessary conditions of self-knowledge. His conception of good and evil is far from satisfactory; and, while professing an ambition to share in the leadership of a democratic state, he is at the same time unable to say what the δῆμος really is.

30. ὡς πάνυ μοι δοκοῦν, οὕτως ἴσθι: “rest assured that I fully believe,” lit. in the belief that this seems so to me, understand accordingly. The participle is acc. absolute. For this use of the circumstantial participle, see GMT. 917; H. 973. Cf. ἀλλ᾽ ὡς φανέν γε τοὔπος ὧδ̓ ἐπίστασο Soph. Oed. Tyr. 848.

ὁπόθεν δέ: but as to the point from which.

τοῦτο: emphatic position, obj. of ἐξηγήσασθαι.

εἰ ἐθελήσαις ἄν: (to see) whether you would be willing, an indirect question after ἀποβλέπω, and also a potential opt. with faintly conceived protasis. G. 1327, 1605; H. 872, 1016.

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