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ἀσέβεια. “Undutifulness,” impietas. Reverence to parents and country was a matter of religious obligation; cp. Xen. Mem. II. 2. 13 ἐὰν δέ τις γονέας μὴ θεραπεύῃ, τούτῳ δίκην τε ἐπιτίθησι ( πόλις) κτλ.; ib. IV. 4. 20; Rep. 615 C.

[περὶ] τὸν ἕτερον. Perhaps an original πῃ was mistaken for a compendium of περί: for the combination ἀλλά πῃ, cp. Theaet. 191 B ἀλλά πῃ δυνατόν.

δὴ...ἰατρεύειν. The infinitives may be taken as epexegetic of (so Stallb., Zeller), or may be construed separately as accus. of respect (“qua in caussa” Ast; “in welcher Beziehung” Hommel). There is no need to eject or emend τοὺς Ἔρωτας: the phrase used 4 ll. above, περὶ Ἔρωτος φυλακήν τε καὶ ἴασιν, supports Ἔρωτας here.

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