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οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ἅττα σοφίζει: Callicles avoids admitting his defeat by complaining of Socrates' methods. Cf. 511 a. σοφίζεσθαι is much the same as “subtilize,” “quibble.”

ἀκκίζεσθαι: ‘this word and its derivative ἀκκισμός are used to denote any kind of mock modesty or prudery, especially, though not exclusively, on the part of women.’ Thompson. To Socrates' words of encouragement Callicles angrily replies, “What nonsense are you still talking?” whereby, however, Socrates is not deterred from continuing his talk in the courtly manner which is characteristic of him. On the phrase ἔχων ληρεῖς see on 490 e.

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