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προτροπάδην. “In headlong rout”—an Epic (Il. XVI. 304) word, ἅπ. εἰρ. in Plato. For the sense, cp. Tyrt. 11. 11—13 οἳ μὲν γὰρ τολμῶσι... παυρότεροι θνῄσκουσι κτλ.: Seneca, Ep. 94 audentes fortuna iuvat (see Bergk, ad Simon. fr. 227): Il. V. 531 f. αἰδομένων δ᾽ ἀνδρῶν πλέονες σόοι ἠὲ πέφανται: | φευγόντων δ᾽ οὔτ᾽ ἂρ κλέος ὄρνυται οὔτε τις ἀλκή: ib. XV. 561 ff.

Πολλὰ...καὶ ἄλλα κτλ. Cp. 195 B, 201 D. Hirschig's θαυμάσαι gives us (as Rettig argues) “einen matten Gedanken.”

θαύματος. “Of wonder” (the subjective feeling), cp. Phileb. 36 D, Laws 967 A: elsewhere in Plato θαῦμα means “quod mirum est.”

οἷος γὰρ κτλ. For Achilles, see Od. IV. 267 ff.; and cp. 179 E f.

Βρασίδαν. For this famous Spartan leader, who fell fighting at Amphipolis in 422 B.C., see Thuc. II. 25, 85 ff., V. 6; Bury, Hist. Gr. pp. 445 ff.

Περικλῆς. See 215 E n., Gorg. 515 C ff., 519 A.

Νέστορα καὶ Ἀντήνορα. Comparable to Pericles on the ground of eloquence (cp. 215 E, Pericles as ἀγαθὸς ῥήτωρ). For Nestor, see Hom. Il. I. 247 ff.; for Antenor, Il. VII. 347 ff.; Hor. Ep. I. 2. 9.

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