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οἱ ἄθλιοι ἄθλιοι: if the emendation is correct, we have an example of chiasmus, as in 498 d.

τί τὰ συμβαίνοντα: the sing. τί inquires for the general result, which may include various details. See Kr. 61, 8, 2.

Πῶλον αἰσχύνῃ κτἑ.: with this Socrates avoids the accusation that he may have defended those principles only for the sake of confuting his adversary. They are seen now to be quite necessarily bound together with a moral view of life. Note the difference in the tenses, συγχωρεῖν (equiv. to συνεχώρει) and below (37) ὁμολογῆσαι (equiv. to ὡμολόγησε).

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