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οὐκ ἐθέλων ἀπολιπεῖν. This passage echoes the language of Phaedrus in 179 A: ἐγκαταλιπεῖν γε τὰ παιδικὰ κτλ., and ὅπλα ἀποβαλών. To rescue a man's arms was to save him from the disgrace attaching to ὅπλων ἀποβολή.

οὔτε μέμψῃ. Here for the fifth time Alcib. challenges Socr. to contradict him (cf. 219 C): for μέμφομαι, cp. 213 E.

ἀξίωμα. “Social standing”: “erat genere Alcmaeonida...ipse Periclis in tutela erat” (Rückert). Cp. I. Alc. 104 B; Thuc. II. 37, V. 43, etc.

σαυτόν. We should expect μᾶλλον αὐτός, but the accus. is put in order to balance ἐμὲ, “propter oppositionis gravitatem” (Stallb.). For the omission of μᾶλλον after words “denoting a wish or choice,” see Madv. Gr. S. § 93 c.

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    • Plato, Symposium, 179a
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