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ἀλλὰ τῷ...οἷον αὐτὸ ἦν. This view is reproduced by Aristotle, de an. II. 4. 415^{a} 26 ff. φυσικώτατον γὰρ τῶν ἔργων τοῖς ζῶσιν...τὸ ποιῆσαι ἕτερον οἷον αὐτό...ἵνα τοῦ ἀεὶ καὶ τοῦ θείου μετέχωσιν...ἐπεὶ οὖν κοινωνεῖν ἀδυνατεῖ τοῦ ἀεὶ καὶ τοῦ θείου τῇ συνεχείᾳ...κοινωνεῖ ταύτῃ...καὶ διαμένει οὐκ αὐτὸ ἀλλ᾽ οἷον αὐτό, ἀριθμῷ μὲν οὐχ ἕν, εἴδει δ᾽ ἕν: cp. id. Pol. I. 1252^{a} 26 ff.; de gen. an. II. 735^{a} 17 ff.

ταύτῃ τῇ μ. Cp. ταύτῃ, 207 D ad init.

ἀδύνατον δὲ ἄλλῃ. Stallb.^{2}, retaining the traditional ἀθάνατον, comments: “haec addita videntur et oppositionis gratia et propter verba extrema καὶ τἆλλα πάντα: quae ne falso intelligerentur, sane cavendum fuit”—which, as Hommel points out, is unsatisfactory. Against ἀδύνατον Rückert absurdly objects that Plato would have written ἄλλῃ δὲ ἀδύνατον.

παντὶ...ἕπεται. Since ἕπεσθαι is more naturally used of attendance on a divinity (cp. 197 E, Phaedrus 248 A etc.) perhaps ἔπεστιν ought to be read (cp. 183 B crit. n.). σπουδὴ serves to recall 206 B.

Εἶεν. “Really!”: “In irrisione verti potest so?” (Ast). This is a somewhat rare use; cp. Rep. 350 E ἐγὼ δέ σοι, ὥσπερ ταῖς γραῦσιν ταῖς τοὺς μύθους λεγούσαις, “εἶενἐρῶ: ib. 424 E; Euthyd. 290 C. For the doubled “verbum dicendi” (εἶπον...ἦν), cp. 177 A, 202 C.

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