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οὗ...καὶ μὴ ἔχει. “Sic dictum est ut apud ἔχει repetendum est” (Stallb.).

τὸ ἐνδεὲς κάλλους. With reference to this Proclus (in Tim. p. 128) comments: ἐνδεὲς κάλλους ἐν συμποσίῳ προσεῖπε τὸ μὴ πρώτως καλὸν ἀλλὰ μετέχον κάλλους: cp. ib. p. 110. For the tautologous form of expression, cp. 185 A n.; Eur. Ion 680 αὐτὴ δ᾽ ἄπαις καὶ λελειμμένη τέκνων: id. Heracl. 530, etc. (see Vahlen op. Acad. II. 366).

Κινδυνεύω...εἶπον . εἰδέναι is past, not present, in sense.

Καὶ μὴν...εἶπες. Not “recte dixisti” (Ficinus), but “praeclare dixisti” (Wolf). What Socr. alludes to is not A.'s foregoing reply, but his oration (cp. 198 B, 199 C); and the point of his remark is to suggest that formal beauty of diction does not necessarily involve the more essential beauty of ἀλήθεια.


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