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τοῦτο δὲ. Sc. τὸ νοῦν ἴσχειν. This is in contradiction to the statements of Phaedrus, 178 C (εὐθὺς νέῳ ὄντι), 180 A (ἔτι ἀγένειος ἦν). For γενειάσκειν (pubescere), cp. Solon 27. 5—6 τῇ τριτάτῃ δὲ γένειον ἀεξομένων ἔτι γυίων | λαχνοῦται, χροιῆς ἄνθος ἀμειβομένης. Cp. Spenser F. Q. II. xii. 79 “And on his tender lips the downy heare Did now but freshly spring, and silken blossoms beare”: Hor. C. IV. 10. 2 (pluma).

παρεσκευασμένοι κτλ. For the change of construction from ὡς with fut. partic. to (fut.) infin., cp. Charm. 164 D, Rep. 383 A ποιεῖν ὡς μήτε...ὄντας... μήτε...παράγειν. The clause ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ...νέον is best taken closely with the preceding participle, and καταγελάσαντες...ἀποτρέχοντες closely together. For ἐξαπατήσαντες cp. 184 E, 185 A: Theogn. 254 ἀλλ᾽ ὥσπερ μικρὸν παῖδα λόγοις μ᾽ ἀπατᾷς. This ἀπάτη and καταγελᾶν are forms of the ὕβρις mentioned above, 181 C: cp. 219 C, 222 A.

μὴ ἐρᾶν παίδων . παῖς, as here used, is Theognis' μικρὸς παῖς, the παιδάριον of 210 B infra.

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