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τὰ μικρὰ ταῦτα: i.e. those subtle distinctions of words and ideas which in Callicles' view yield no advantage; while political activity and its results —these are τὰ μείζω (484 c above).

βίος: as opposed to κενοῖσι δόμοις means “means of livelihood,” an abundance of the good things of life.

δόξα: contrasted with ἄτιμον ζῆν.

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