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ὃς (ὅστις)

βούλει: used like the Lat. quivis, by a looseness of construction. Cf. Phileb. 43 d τριῶν οὖν ὔντων ἡμῖν ὧντινων βούλει, Crat. 432 a ὅστις βούλει ἄλλος ἀριθμός. Rid. § 189.

4 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.

μεταβιβάζειν: “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.

ἐπιτρέπειν: we must supply a dat. from the preceding acc. See on 460 d. The verb has a slightly different sense in 504 c.

τούτων: 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 above.

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