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νοσοῦντα...περὶ. Cp. Phaedrus 228 B νοσοῦντι περὶ λόγων ἀκοήν: Soph. fr. 162 (Dindf.) νόσημ᾽ ἔρωτος τοῦτ᾽ ἐφίμερον κακόν (but Nauck fr. 153 reads the verse otherwise).

καὶ διαμάχεσθαι κτλ. This is a correction of Phaedrus's statement (179 B ff.): cp. 220 D ff. For the fact, cp. Aelian H. A. I. 18, II. 40: Laws 814 B μήδ᾽ ὥσπερ ὄρνιθας περὶ τέκνων μαχομένας...ἐθέλειν ἀποθνῄσκειν κτλ.

καὶ αὐτὰ κτλ. “Schleiermacher: um sie nur zu ernähren. Recte. Fallitur enim Hommel, ὥστε sic usurpari negans ideoque voculam ejectam cupiens. Conf. De Rep. VIII. p. 549 C al.” (Stallb.). As Stallb. explains, αὐτὰ κτλ. depend on αἰσθάνει, the construction being changed, and αὐτὰ=sponte. For παρατείνεσθαι, “racked,” cp. Lysis 204 C: Ar. fr. 421.

τίς αἰτία κτλ. For αἰτία with the (anarthrous) infin., cp. Phaedo 97 A αἰτία...γενέσθαι. For the foregoing description of the phenomena connected with reproduction in the animal-world, cp. (with Rettig) Od. XVI. 216 ff.; Laws 814 B; Arist. Hist. An. VIII. 1; Cic. de fin. III. 19. 62.

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