Ὡμολόγηκα γάρ. Socr. represents himself as having already conceded to Diotima exactly as much as Agathon had conceded to him (cp. 201 E σχεδὸν γάρ τι κτλ.): for A.'s concession of the point here in question, see 200 A, E. ἄμοιρος. This word had already been employed by Agathon, 197 D (cp. 181 C); it is a poetical word rarely used by Plato elsewhere, except in Laws (693 E, etc.). Ὥσπερ τὰ πρότερα. Viz. the exx. of a mean between extremes given in 202 A, B. Δαίμων μέγας. The epithet serves to point the correction of Socrates' definition, μέγας θεός (202 B). Cp. Olympiod. in Alcib. I. p. 22 “δαίμονα” δὲ ὡς μέσον αὐτὸν προσαγορεύει: μέσος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ Ἔρως οὐσίας καὶ ἐνεργείας καὶ ἐρωμένου καὶ ἐραστοῦ: “μέγαν” δέ, ἐπειδὴ ὑπὲρ αἴσθησιν καὶ νοερῶς ἐνεργεῖ. Procl. in Alcib. I. p. 64 Cr., p. 66. For τὸ δαιμόνιον as μεταξύ, cp. Eur. Troad. 55—6: Med. 1391: Hel. 1137 ὅ τι θεὸς ἢ μὴ θεὸς ἢ τὸ μέσον κτλ. (see Rohde, Psyche II. 249 n. 1).
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