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16 f.

εἰλιγγιῴης, χασμῷο: vividly portray the confusion and terror of the prisoner.

ὅτι εἴποις: this opt. and the preceding χρήσαιο both represent deliberative subjvs. GMT. 186.

ἀναβάς: the regular expression for appearing before a court. Its origin may have been from the location of the court; cf. Lat. descendere in forum and Apol. 17 d, 33 d.

κατηγόρου τυχών: “if chance so willed it.” The words πάνυ φαύλου καὶ μοχθηροῦ are again designedly given to Callicles by Plato. Socrates' accuser would of necessity be such a man.

θανατοῦ τιμᾶσθαι: if the crime had no definite punishment fixed by law (ἀγὼν ἀτίμητος), the accuser proposed some special punishment, for which the accused was at liberty to offer a substitute, and the court had to accept one or the other. Cf. Apol. 36 b ff. and for the gen. see H. 746 b. According to Nauck, Fr. 186, the following citation from the Antiope runs thus:— πῶς γὰρ σοφὸν τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν, εἴ τις εὐφυᾶ λαβοῦσα τέχνη φῶτ̓ ἔθηκε χείρονα.

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