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Speech of Aristophanes

Καὶ μήν κτλ. This clause has reference to what Eryx. had said, not in 189 B, but in 188 E (εἴ πως ἄλλως ἐν νῷ ἔχεις κτλ.)—“Yea verily, it is my intention to act as you suggested.”

παντάπασι...οὐκ. “To have completely failed to discern.” For δύναμις ()( φύσις) as a rhetorical category, cp. Isocr. Hel. 218 D ῥᾴδιον δὲ γνῶναι τὴν δύναμιν αὐτοῦ κτλ.

ἐπεὶ αἰσθ. γε κτλ. For ἐπεὶ...γε cp. Rep. 352 C. The following infinitives (with ἄν) are governed by δοκοῦσιν, repeated in thought from the main clause. For the sense, cp. Isocr. Hel. 221 A ὡς...δυναμένην, ἀναθήμασι καὶ θυσίαις καὶ τοῖς ἄλλαις προσόδοις ἱλάσκεσθαι καὶ τιμᾶν αὐτὴν χρή.

οὐχ ὥσπερ. “Whereas”: cp. 179 E.

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    • Isocrates, Helen, 1
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