ὅταν μέν κτλ. Observe the antitheses σοῦ )( του ἄλλου—τῶν σῶν λόγων )( ἄλλους λόγους—πάνυ φαῦλος...λέγων )( πανὺ ἀγαθοῦ ῥήτορος. ἢ...ἄλλου λέγοντος. A case in point is the Symposium itself, where Socrates' λόγοι are reported at second-hand. ἐάν τε γυνὴ κτλ. “No sex or age is impervious to the impression”—in antithesis to the preceding universal negative οὐδενί. For ἔκπληξις as a love-symptom, cp. Charm. 154 C. κομιδῇ...μεθύειν. Schol. κομιδῇ: ἰσοδυναμεῖ...τῷ σφόδρα καὶ τελέως. Cp. 212 E. εἶπον ὀμόσας ἂν. “I would have stated on my oath,” i.e. I would not merely have described the facts, as I am about to do, but would have called Heaven to witness by a ὅρκος (cp. 183 A). Hommel supposes that Alcib. “rem silentio praeterire apud se constituit”; but this is confuted by the context. For a ref. to this passage, see Procl. in I. Alc. p. 89.
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