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gias is continually wandering away from the discussion of the nature of rhetoric to the praise of it, and being set right again by Socrates, who, while he brings back the discussion to the subjects which Gorgias had declared to be the proper province of rhetoric, is at the same time paving the way for an examination of its moral value.

διὰ τὸ οὕτως ἔχειν: sc. μὴ μαθόντα κτἑ.—αὐτίκα ἐπισκεψόμεθα: a formula for getting rid of a side issue like εἰσαῦθις σκεψόμεθα Prot. 357 b.—

τὶ: is adverbial.

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