cles has given in the investigation also a practical
example of that ἀκολασία
which he had defended in theory. For him the investigation is only a trial of wits. In οὗτος ἀνὴρ κτἑ.
we may have a reminiscence of the expression used by Callicles of Socrates in 489 b
: this idiomatic use of the pres. instead of the fut. of a course of action to be immediately taken is also idiomatic in Latin and English. See Kr. 53, 1, 9. In a somewhat similar manner the pres. is used of the immediate consequence by Dem. de Falsa Leg.
32 εἰ δέ φησιν οὗτος, δειξάτω καὶ παρασχέσθω, κἀγὼ καταβαίνω
. Cf. 513 c
: refuses to answer. “You will have to decide that.”