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ἵνα τί. Sc. γένηται: for this colloquial use see Goodwin G. M. T. § 331.

τέλος...ἔχειν. Because it is recognized that εὐδαιμονία constitutes in itself the ethical τέλος or “summum bonum”: cp. Clit. 410Eἐμπόδιον τοῦ πρὸς τέλος ἀρετῆς ἐλθόντα εὐδαίμονα γενέσθαι” : Arist. E. N. I. 7. 1097^{a} 33 ἁπλῶς δὴ τέλειον τὸ καθ᾽ αὑτὸ αἱρετὸν ἀεὶ...τοιοῦτον δ᾽ εὐδαιμονία μάλιστ᾽ εἶναι δοκεῖ. Cp. also 210 E πρὸς τέλος ἤδη ἰών κτλ.

πάντας...ἀεί. Here ἀεί goes with βούλεσθαι, not with αὑτοῖς εἶναι (as in 206 A below).

Τί δὴ οὖν κτλ. Diotima here points out an apparent contradiction between the previous conclusion (κοινὸν πάντων) and common opinion, due to the ambiguity of the term ἔρως (ἐρᾶν) which is used both in a generic and in a specific sense.

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