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συγγνώσεσθε. This echoes the συγγνωσομένοις of 218 A supra.

οἱ δὲ οἰκέται. This echoes Diotima's ὥσπερ οἰκέτης, 210 D ad init.: cp. Ar. Ach. 242, Ran. 41 for the nomin. of address.

βέβηλός. Cp. Schol. Aristid. III. p. 471 ἔστι δὲ κήρυγμα μυστικὸν τὸθύρας... βέβηλοι,” ὥς που καὶ Ὀρφεὺς δηλοῖφθέγξομαι οἷς θέμις ἐστί: θύρας δ᾽ ἐπίθεσθε βέβηλοι: Tim. βέβηλοι: ἀμύητοι. Alcib.'s language, like Diotima's, is suggestive of mystery-lore: cp. Theaet. 155 E; Eur. Bacch. 70 ff., 472; Horace's “odi profanum volgus et arceo.”

πύλας...τοῖς ὠσὶν. Cp. Theogn. 421 πολλοῖς ἀνθρώπων γλώσσῃ θύραι οὐκ ἐπίκεινται | ἁρμόδιαι.

τε λύχνος ἀπεσβήκει. Cp. Ar. Plut. 668 ὡς δὲ τοὺς λύχνους ἀποσβέσας... ἐγκαθεύδειν: Juv. IX. 104, Hor. C. III. 6. 28.


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    • Plato, Theaetetus, 155e
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