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θάλλει. Cp. Crat. 414 A αὐτό γε τὸ θάλλειν τὴν αὔξην μοι δοκεῖ ἀπεικάζειν τὴν τῶν νέων. For the alternation of life and death in Eros, compare the case of Polydeuces in Pind. Nem. X. 87 ff.

ὅταν εὐπορήσῃ. These words are condemned, on no sufficient grounds, by Hug and others as “sehr prosaische und abschwächend.”

ἀεὶ ὑπεκρεῖ. “Die geistigen Güter werden uns zu Theil nur insofern wir sie erwerben” (Rettig). The cpd. ὑπεκρεῖν is ἅπ. λεγ. in Plato, but cp. Euthyd. 291 B αἱ δ̓ (ἐπιστῆμαιἀεὶ ὑπεξέφυγον.

οὔτε ἀπορεῖ...οὔτε πλουτεῖ . ἀπορία is a quality of the mother of Eros (διὰ τὴν αὐτῆς ἀπορίαν 203 B), as πλοῦτος of the father. On the other hand πενία is described as a mean between πλοῦτος and πτωχεία in Ar. Plut. 552.


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