f. εἰλιγγιῴης, χασμῷο
: vividly portray the confusion and terror of the prisoner.
: this opt. and the preceding χρήσαιο
both represent deliberative subjvs. GMT. 186.
: 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.
: 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
πῶς γὰρ σοφὸν τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν, εἴ τις εὐφυᾶ λαβοῦσα τέχνη φῶτ̓ ἔθηκε χείρονα