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The very mode of speaking declares the pride of wealth.

δῆτα: with the imv. makes the claim for recognition more urgent than the sim ple δή. Kr. 69, 20; H. 1037, 6.—

ἐάν: whether, introducing the indir. question. But Goodwin (GMT. 493, 680) denies that ἐάν can ever mean ‘whether,’ insisting that every expression like the present is conditional. The side-thrust at Gorgias is very appropriate, as he himself received much money from his teaching and lived magnificently upon it.

ἀμφισβητεῖ: affirms (in contradiction of his opponent), “disputes this and says.”

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