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κολακείαν: the Greek word means more than the English “flattery.” Under it is included everything whose aim is the agreeable rather than the good.

ἐπιτηδεύσεως: notice the variety in the use of the words ἐπιτήδευσις and ἐπιτήδευμα, which are to be distinguished as πρᾶξις and πρᾶγμα, the one being a concrete manifestation of the other.

ἐμπειρία καὶ τριβή: these words are but little distinguished. The first denotes, as has already been said (on 462 c), the result obtained by practice; the latter is more especially that which is derived from work without any definite object or clear consciousness. So rhetoric is called in Phaedrus 260 e ἄτεχνος τριβή, and in 270 b τριβὴ καὶ ἐμπειρία. See on 462 c.

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