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ἀνδρείαν: see on i.1.16; iii. 9. 1. Plato discusses the term ἀνδρεία in his Protagoras and Laches, Socrates being the chief speaker, as here, and the line of argument being the same. Cf. ταύτην (τὴν ἀνδρείαν φημὶ εἶναι) ἔγωγε τὴν τῶν δεινῶν καὶ θαρραλέων ἐπιστήμην καὶ ἐν πολέμῳ καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἄλλοις ἅπασιν Laches 195 A, a definition given as by Nicias, but claimed by him to proceed from Socrates.

μὲν οὖν: “much rather.”

οὐ: belongs to πρὸς τὰ ἐλάχιστα, hence the following νὴ Δία is assuredly. Similarly οὐκ with ἀνδρεῖοι in line 87.

οἱ τὰ μὴ δεινὰ δεδοικότες: cf. τοὺς μὲν οὐδὲ τὰ δεινὰ δεδιέναι, τοὺς δὲ καὶ τὰ μὴ φοβερὰ φοβεῖσθαι i. 1. 14.

ἔτι ἧττον: sc. ἀνδρεῖοι.

κακούς: sc. πρὸς τὰ δεινὰ καὶ ἐπικίνδυνα ὄντας.

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