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Ἰοῦ ἰοῦ. For a distinction between ἰοῦ, as a cry of joy, and ἰού, of pain, see Schol. on Ar. Nub. 1170. Here it denotes jubilation, not commiseration as Hommel suggests (“Wehe, wehe, armer Alkibiades” etc.).

Ταῦτα ἐκεῖνα. Cp. 210 E, Charm. 166 B (Schanz nov. comm. p. 16).

εὐπόρως. This echoes phrases in the description of Eros, son of Πόρος, see 203 D (πόριμος), 203 E (εὐπορήσῃ), 204 B (πατρὸς...εὐπόρου). Similarly πιθανὸν suggests the plausible tongue of the γόης and σοφιστής of 203 D.

πιθανὸν λόγον ηὗρεν. For this “inventiveness of plausible argument” as belonging to the art of the sophistical rhetor, cp. Gorg. 457 A ff., Phaedrus 269 D.

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