: the subj. is to be supplied from the previous question of Socrates (ἆρ᾽ οὖν . . . ἰατρευόμενοι
). The trans. use of ἰατρεύειν
is not common.
: on the form, see H. 231 b.
ἆρ᾽ οὖν κτἑ.
: Socrates proceeds now to fulfil the promise made in 473 a
: is explained by the partic. which follows.
τουτ᾽ ἦν κτἑ.
: on the gender, see H. 617; G. 138, N. 2 c.
The impf. of ‘awakening’ is often employed with ἄρα
or its equivalents (ὡς ἔοικε
). See H. 833.
τὴν ἀρχὴν μηδὲ κτῆσις
: is the substantival, hence the general expression for the previous particular partic. clause. τὴν ἀρχήν
is construed with κτῆσις
, which thus far retains its verbal nature.