Πόθεν...ὦ Γλαύκων; “What makes you think so, Glaucon?” There is an implicit negation in the question put thus: cp. Gorg. 471 D, Menex. 235 C. This Glaucon is perhaps the same as the father of Charmides (Charm. 154 A, etc.), but probably not the same as the Glaucon of the Republic, though Böckh and Munk would identify the two. πολλῶν ἐτῶν κτλ. For the bearing of this passage on the dramatic date of this prologue, see Introd. § VIII. ἐπιμελὲς πεποίημαι...εἰδέναι. The nearest Platonic parallel for this construction is Ep. vii. 334 A πολλοῖς...ὑμνεῖν ταῦτα ἐπιμελές.
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