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ἴθι σύ: the rest of the sentence is to be supplied from the preceding words of Gorgias. The clause with γάρ gives the basis of the following question. Cf. 449 c, d.

περὶ οὗ: according to analogy we should expect περὶ . But cf. a similar shift in 453 b and e with πειθώ. See also 491 a and note on 449 d.

τὰ μέγιστα. Gorgias, like Polus, finds it extremely hard to come out of the rut into which he has fallen, and give a scientific definition of his art.

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