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χαλεπὸν... μέθη. Similarly in 180 B we have neut. adj. with masc. subst. (θειότερον...ἐραστής). For the sentiment cp. Ar. Vesp. 1253 κακὸν τὸ πίνειν: κτλ.: Theogn. 211 οἶνόν τοι πίνειν πουλὺν κακόν: Xen. Symp. II. 26 ἢν μὲν ἀθρόον τὸ ποτὸν ἐγχεώμεθα, ταχὺ ἡμῖν καὶ τὰ σώματα καὶ αἱ γνῶμαι σφαλοῦνται κτλ. For the pedantic reference to ἰατρική, cp. 186 A.

κραιπαλῶντα. Tim. Lex. Plat. explains by ἔτι ἀπὸ τῆς μέθης βαρυνόμενον. For the accus., in place of dat. (in appos. to ἄλλῳ), cp. 188 D ἡμῖν...δυναμένους: Rep. 414 A, etc.

νῦν δ̓...οἱ λοιποί. With οἱ λοιποί we must supply σοὶ πείσονται, as Stallb. and Winckelmann observed. Rettig alone, of later editors, retains the reading νῦν δ᾽ αὖ εὖ βούλονται, with Wolf's rendering, “nunc bene est, quod item reliquos id velle video”; but, as Hug remarks, that εὖ βούλονται can mean “bene est quod volunt” lacks proof.


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