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ἀλλ᾽ ἔτι καὶ νῦν: the last attempt to come to an understanding. Cf. Crito 44 b. The answer of Callicles tends to bring into the foreground the question of the identity or opposition of the agreeable and the good.

ἀνομολογούμενος: is not to be connected with ἀνομολογεῖσθαι, “to repeat an admission already made and to come to an agreement,” but is from ὁμολογούμενος in composition with

α- privative. By this expression Callicles makes plain the recklessness of his thinking and the obstinacy of his disposition. The sentence is condensed by the omission of a selfevident clause: “in order that I may not make my statement inconsistent, (which I will do) if I say,” etc.

διαφθείρεις τοὺς πρώτους λό-... λανγ̂γρεεκ>γους: cf. Prot. 360 a διαφθεροῦμεν τὰς ἔμπροσθεν ὁμολογίας. Callicles' words in 491 e and elsewhere gave reason to expect that he would speak his sentiments roundly without any hesitation. Cf. 492 d.

ἱκανῶς . . . ἐξετάζοις: has reference to 487 e ἐάν τι σὺ ἐν τοῖς λόγοις ὁμολογήσῃς μοι, βεβασανισμένον τοῦτ̓ ἤδη ἔσται ἱκανῶς.—

εἴπερ... λανγ̂γρεεκ>ἐρεῖς: “if you will persist in speaking,” with a decidedly unfavorable color.

σαυτῷ: rather stronger than σοί.

καὶ γὰρ σύ: complete the sen

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