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οἷος ὢν <οἵων>. This doubling of relatives is a favourite trick of poets and rhetors; cp. Soph. Aj. 923οἷος ὢν οἵως ἔχεις” (“mighty and mightily fallen”), ib. 557, Trach. 995, 1045; Eur. Alc. 144; Gorg. Palam. 22 οἷος ὢν οἵῳ λοιδορεῖ: id. Hel. 11 ὅσοι δὲ ὅσους περὶ ὅσων καὶ ἔπεισαν καὶ πείσουσι.

εἰ θέμις καὶ ἀνεμέσητον. For excess in laudation as liable to provoke νέμεσις, see n. on φαρμάττειν, 194 A. For the thought (here and at the end of A.'s speech) cp. Spenser, H. to Love, “Then would I sing of thine immortall praise...And thy triumphant name then would I raise Bove all the gods, thee onely honoring, My guide, my God, my victor, and my king.”

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    • Plato, Symposium, 194a
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