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ἁβρὸν. Agathon (here alluded to) had used the subst. ἁβρότης (197 D), besides the epithets ἁπαλός and ὑγρός (195 C ff.).

μακαριστόν. The only other Platonic exx. are Rep. 465 D, Phaedrus 256 C. Cp. the use of μακαρίζω in 216 E infra.

τίνα χρείαν κτλ. Here begins the second section of Socrates-Diotima's exposition. For χρεία, “utility,”—equiv. here to the δόσεις of 195 A, the ἔργα of 199 C—cp. Gorg. 480 A, etc.

Τοῦτο δὴ μετὰ ταῦτ̓ κτλ. “Ebenso 180 D, 186 A, 189 D, 194 E. Also wohl parodisch und spöttisch” (Rettig).

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