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καί τι...γελοῖον παθεῖν. It was an awkward situation in smart society. Cp. Plut. Conv. 6 p. 628 ἔλαθε γὰρ κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ὑπολειφθεὶς Σωκράτης, δὲ παρεισῆλθεν, ἀτεχνῶς σκιὰ προβαδίζουσα σώματος ἐξόπισθε τὸ φῶς ἔχοντος.

οἷ (sibi) goes with ἀπαντήσαντα. Porson's insertion (from Photius) of τῶν before ἔνδοθεν is no improvement: ἔνδοθεν is to be taken with ἀπαντήσαντα, and there is no indication that there were any ἔξωθεν παῖδες.

εἰς καλὸν ἥκεις. “Soyez le bienvenu!” For the construction see Goodwin, § 317.

χθὲς ζητῶν σε κτλ. Hug regards this as a piece of polite mendacity on the part of Agathon. Are we, then, to construe Alcibiades' statement, χθὲς μὲν οὐχ οἷός τε κτλ. (212 E) as a similar exhibition of “Salonweltlichkeit”?

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