ἐγὼ καὶ Γοργίας
: besides being the Greek idiom, the initial position of ἐγώ
softens the supposition for Gorgias. The Latin has the same position.
δίκαιος δ᾽ εἶ
: the sense is to be supplied from what precedes. Cf. Lach.
180 d εἴ τι ἔχεις τῷδε τῷ σαυτοῦ δημότῃ ἀγαθὸν συμβουλεῦσαι, χρὴ συμβουλεύειν: δίκαιος δ᾽ εἶ
. The regular neg. of the inf. after δοκεῖ
would be οὐ. μὴ
is here due to the conditional color. For the personal const. see on 449 c
: the figure is drawn from the draughts-board; it is the regular word for ‘taking back’ a move. Similarly, Prot.
354 e ἀλλ᾽ ἔτι καὶ νῦν ἀναθέσθαι ἔξεστιν, εἴ πῃ ἔχετε ἄλλο τι φάναι
τί τοῦτο λέγεις
: equiv. to τί ἐστι τοῦτο ὃ λέγεις
. Kr. 57, 3, 6; H. 1012 a.
: as it were, by a dam or a fence.
: because in μακρολο- γία
the orator has at his disposal all the devices of his art.