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58 f.

καὶ εὖ μάλα κτἑ.: with this formula Socrates warns Callicles of the importance of being careful in his response,—a warning which the latter ignores in the reckless assurance of his answer.

1 f.

τὸ πεινῆν ἔλεγες πότερον: the question, by coming late in the sentence, gains in animation. Cf. Rid. §§ 309, 310.

2 f.

αὐτὸ λέγω τὸ πεινῆν: added by Socrates that Callicles may not think at the same time of the satisfaction of the hunger. How close that idea lay is shown by Callicles' answer, in which he tries to guard himself by adding this idea.

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