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Χαρμίδην. For Charmides, Plato's avunculus, see Charm. 154, 157; Xen. Mem. III. 7, Symp. III. 9 etc.

Εὐθύδημον. This Euthydemus, son of Diocles (see Xen. Mem. IV. 2. 40), is not to be confounded with his namesake the sophist, who appears in the dialogue Euthyd.

παιδικὰ...ἀντ̓ ἐραστοῦ. “The object rather than the subject of love.” This may fairly be construed, with Rettig, as an indication that Socr., the embodiment of the ideal κάλλος, is exalted above Eros (cp. 201 A): contrast 180 B θειότερον ἐραστὴς παιδικῶν. For the reversal of the rôles of Alc. and Socr., cp. I. Alc. 135 D κινδυνεύσομεν μεταβαλεῖν τὸ σχῆμα, Σώκρατες, τὸ μὲν σὸν ἐγώ, σὺ δὲ τοὐμόν. οὐ γὰρ ἔστιν ὅπως οὐ παιδαγωγήσω σε κτλ. Cp. also Xen. Symp. VIII. 5; and see Introd. § VI. 3.

δὴ...ἐξαπατᾶσθαι. Hommel and Rettig, after Stallb., take the infin. clause to be epexegetic of : Rückert construes ἐξαπ. as a second accus. depending on λέγω: Hug makes the infin. depend on λέγω (equiv. to “I give you this warning”) as on a “verbum voluntatis.” It may be simply an oblique imperative.

κατὰ τὴν παροιμίαν. Cp. Hom. Il. XVII. 33 ῥεχθὲν δέ τε νήπιος ἔγνω: ib. XX. 198: Hes. Op. 218 παθὼν δέ τε νήπιος ἔγνω: Hdt. I. 207 παθήματα μαθήματα: Aesch. Ag. 177, Cho. 313: Soph. O. C. 143: and our English proverb “a burnt child dreads the fire.” Schol. ῥεχθὲν...ἔγνω: ἐπὶ τῶν μετὰ τὸ παθεῖν συνιέντων τὸ ἁμάρτημα. ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ἑτέρα παροιμία: ἁλιεὺς πληγεὶς νοῦν φύσει: κτλ.

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