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ἰδὼν αὖ τις. “ἄν cum participio cohaeret hoc sensu, ἐάν τις ἴδῃ... si quis forte viderit” (Rückert); Stallb., too, defends ἄν, citing Rep. 589 E, Phaedo 61 C, Euthyd. 287 D; the objection of Rückert and Rettig, that αὖ ought to stand after διοιγομένους rather than after ἰδών, is not fatal.

μόνους...τῶν λόγων. For the contrast implied, cp. Homer's οἶος πέπνυται, ταὶ δὲ σκιαὶ ἀΐσσουσιν (Meno 100 A). A similar ascription of life to λόγοι is to be found in Phaedrus 276 A.

θειοτάτους κτλ. Cp. 216 D—E. The whole of this account of Socrates' λόγοι is virtually an encomium of his σοφία.

τείνοντας...ἐπὶ πᾶν. Cp. 188 B ἐπὶ πᾶν θεὸς τείνει: Rep. 581 B. For echoes of phrases in the previous speeches here, and throughout Alcib.'s speech, see Introd. § vi (3).

μέμφομαι κτλ. “Verba ita connectenda sunt: καὶ συμμίξας αὖ μέμφομαι εἶπον ὑμῖν με ὕβρισε” (Stallb.). Stephens erroneously put a comma, Wolf a full stop, after μέμφομαι. Rückert, agreeing with Stallb., put a comma after συμμίξας, and Hommel added another after αὖ. Jowett's transl.,—“I have added my blame of him for his ill-treatment of me”—seems to imply a different view of the construction. The points alluded to are those mentioned in 217 B ff., 219 C.

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