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Fourth Interlude

ἀναθορυβῆσαι. Cp. Protag. 334 C εἰπόντος οὖν ταῦτα αὐτοῦ οἱ παρόντες ἀνεθορύβησαν ὡς εὖ λέγοι: Euthyd. 276 B; Cic. Sen. 18. 64 a cuncto consessu plausus multiplex datus.

πρεπόντως...τῷ θεῷ. Cp. Laws 699 D εἴρηκας σαυτῷ τε καὶ τῇ πατρίδι πρεπόντως.

παῖ Ἀκουμενοῦ. Observe the mock-solemnity of this mode of address: cp. 172 A, 214 B. Socrates addresses Eryx. with allusion to his language in 193 E (εἰ μὴ ξυνῄδη κτλ.).

ἀδεὲς...δέος δεδιέναι. Schol. ἀδεὲς δέος: ἐπὶ τῶν τὰ μὴ ἄξια φόβου δεδιότων. ὅμοιον τούτῳ καὶ τὸ ψοφοδεὴς ἄνθρωπος (Phaedrus 257 D). Observe how Socr. here, in caricature of Agathon's style (e.g. 197 D), combines in one phrase the figura etymologica and the figure oxymoron: cp. Eur. I. T. 216 νύμφαν δύσνυμφον: ib. 566 χάριν ἄχαριν: id. Hel. 690 γάμον ἄγαμον.

νῦν δὴ ἔλεγον. The reference is to 194 A.

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