ἐξαιρῶ λόγου: “I leave out of account”: cp. Phaedrus 242 B, Rep. 394 B, 492 E. For Socrates as inconvincible “with wine and wassail,” see Alcibiades' description, 220 A. περὶ τοῦ μεθύσκεσθαι. A favourite subject of discussion with moralists, e.g. Theognis 473 ff., 500 ff.; Laws I. 677 D ff., Xen. Symp. II.; and the treatise περὶ μέθης of Antisthenes. ἧττον...ἀηδής. “Less likely to bore you,” sc. than if you were in the mood for wine-bibbing. Compare (with Wolf) Hor. Sat. II. ii. 1 ff. quae virtus et quanta, boni, sit vivere parvo...discite non inter lances mensasque nitentes.
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