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ταὐτὸν δ᾽ ἐστίν: with surprise and disgust. Polus overlooks the fact that there can be two orders belonging to the same species.

τίνος . . . ταύτης: in close connexion with what precedes. See on 461 d and 449 e.

μὴ ἀγροικότερον : it is not necessary to supply a verb of apprehension, though that is the idea suggested by μή with the subjv. GMT. 309; H. 867. The employment of the form here is an attempt to concili ate. In 486 c, 509 a καὶ εἰ ἀγροικότερόν τι εἰπεῖν ἐστι, Socrates has laid aside all idea of conciliation, and speaks the truth with boldness. ἄγροικος is opposed to ἀστεῖος, and means rude (see on 447 a). It is to be taken in connexion with the reproof administered by Polus in 461 c. Truth often incurs the reproach of ἀγροικία. Note that Socrates still preserves towards Gorgias his courtesy and respect.

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