: used like the Lat. quivis, by a looseness of construction. Cf. Phileb.
43 d τριῶν οὖν ὔντων ἡμῖν ὧντινων βούλει
432 a ὅστις βούλει ἄλλος ἀριθμός
. Rid. § 189.
f. ὥς γε διακόνους εἶναι
: as far, that is, as their being servants of the city is concerned.
See Madv. Syn.
§ 151, GMT. 781, for examples. The distinction here drawn rests also, as is quickly shown, on what has been demonstrated in ch. XIX. ff. But it is more extensive.
: “to give another direction to.” See on 493 a
. This verb and ἐπιτρέπειν
are resumed by οὐδὲν τούτων
, and depend on διέφερον
. A similar passage (without the intervening acc.) is Prot.
328 a ἀλλὰ κἂν εἰ ὀλίγον ἔστι τις ὅστις διαφέρει ἡμῶν προβιβάσαι εἰς ἀρετήν, ἀγαπητόν
: we must supply a dat. from the preceding acc. See on 460 d
. The verb has a slightly different sense in 504 c
: note the variety in the use of the pronouns; τούτων
is the same as τῶν νῦν
above, and hence ἐκεῖνοι
is required to take the place of τούτους