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σύμψηφος: reminds again of the formal vote, and hence sounds somewhat solemn. Cf. 501 c and 473 e f.

ἐκ τρίτων: “of the third part.” Thompson. Cf. Symp. 213 b ὑπολύετε, παῖδες, Ἀλκιβιάδην, ἵνα ἐκ τρίτων (i.e. with Agathon and Socrates) κατακέηται. In Tim. 54 a ἐκ τρίτου is used in much the same sense.

παντὸς ἀνδρός: possessive gen. in pred. See H. 732 a, c.

45 f.

ποῖα . . . τῶν ἡδέων: the position of the gen. shows that it is an example of ἐπιφορά, based on the conclusion drawn in 499 b. The use of ὁποῖα after ποῖα may be due to euphonic reasons, or to its distance from the beginning of the question.

τεχνικοῦ: i.e. of a man who understands the matter thoroughly, who is a master of his profession (whether art or science). Only this man can decide what is to be done and what not. The same point is made in Crito 47 a.

ὧν αὖ: the αὖ belongs to the dem. included in the relative. The arguments which Socrates again calls to mind were set forth in 464 b ff.

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