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sum deorsum, with μεταστρέφειν, στρέφειν (511 a), μεταβάλλειν, μεταπίπτειν (493 a) denotes a changeable and uncertain course of action. Variations of the phrase are ἄνω τε καὶ κάτω, and more often ἄνω κάτω.

βουλεύμασι: i.e. the fanciful plans and designs of boys.

εἰ βούλοιο: which probably was hardly to be expected.

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    • Plato, Gorgias, 493a
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