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 ᾖ
: 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.