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ὅπως ἂν φαίνηται. φαίνηται here, as δόξει above, is emphatic. A comparison with 195 A shows that Socr. is alluding especially to Agathon's oration.

οὐ γάρ δή που κτλ. Cp. Gorg. 459 A οὐ γὰρ δή που ἔν γε τοῖς εἰδόσι τοῦ ἰατροῦ πιθανώτερος ἔσται: and for οὐ γάρ που... 200 B, Euthyph. 13 A.

καὶ καλῶς γ̓ κτλ. Earlier editors generally print a full stop after εἰδόσι. Socr. here sarcastically endorses the approval with which Agathon's ἔπαινος had been received (ὡς πρεπόντως εἰρηκότος κτλ., 198 A).

γλῶσσα οὖν κτλ. Euripides' line ( γλῶσσ᾽ ὀμώμοχ᾽ , δὲ φρὴν ἀνώμοτος Hippol. 612) soon became a familiar quotation: see Ar. Thesm. 275, Ran. 101, 1471; Theaet. 154 D; Cic. de offic. III. 29. 108 iuravi lingua, mentem iniuratam gero.

χαιρέτω δή. “I say good-bye to it”: cp. Laws 636 D τὸ...τοῦ μύθου χαιρέτω: id. 886 D. Rettig suggests that here the formula may be intended as another echo of Euripides: cp. Med. 1044 οὐκ ἂν δυναίμην: χαιρέτω βουλεύματα | τὰ πρόσθεν: Hippol. 113.

οὐ γὰρ ἔτι κτλ. “I withdraw my offer to eulogize.” ἐγκωμιάζω must here be a “present for future” (see Madv. Gr. Synt. § 110. 3), since Socr. has not yet begun the eulogy.

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