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τοῖς τε γὰρ νέοις κτλ.: cf. i.2.35. Note the difference between the impf. ἀπαγορευόντων (cf. μηδὲ διαλέγου i. 2. 35) and the aor. προσταξάντων. ἀγαγεῖν τινα κτλ.: Leon, a rich citizen, had fled to Salamis to escape death at the hands of the Thirty. Socrates, with four other citizens, was commanded to proceed to Salamis and arrest Leon: the others obeyed, but Socrates resolutely refused. Cf. Hell. ii. 3. 39; Plato Apol. 32C. ἐπὶ θανάτῳ: to put him to death, see on ἐφ᾽ οἷς i. 3. 11.
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