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Third Interlude

εἰς τὸ οἰκεῖον. Cp. Charm. 163 D ὅτι τὰ οἰκεῖά τε καὶ τὰ αὑτοῦ ἀγαθὰ καλοίης: Rep. 586 E. Possibly there is an intentional echo in the word of διῳκίσθημεν, as used in 193 A.

ἐλπίδας μ. παρέχεται. Cp. 179 B μαρτυρίαν παρέχεται: Xen. Symp. IV. 25. For the aor. infin. (without ἄν) after a verb of “hoping,” cp. Phaedo 67 B (Goodwin G. M. T. § 136). Notice the rhetorical care with which this peroration echoes (ἰασάμενος...εὐδαίμονας) the exordium (ἰατρὸς...εὐδαιμονία, 189 D); also, in εὐσέβειαν we have an echo of εὐσεβεῖν, 193 A ad fin.: and the emphasis on ἰασάμενος (with Ἐρυξίμαχε in the next line) should not be missed.

ἀλλοῖος σός. This serves to emphasize, by repetition, the statement made by A. in 189 C (ἄλλῃ γέ πῃ...λέγειν κτλ.).

ὥσπερ οὖν ἐδεήθην σου. See 189 B, 193 B.

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    • Plato, Symposium, 189d
    • Plato, Symposium, 193a
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    • Plato, Charmides, 163d
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