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μὲν ἑτέρα: the second member of the correlation is divided into two parts of which the first is indicated by ὅτι ἔστιν τις κτἑ. (below, e), and the other by τὴν δὲ . . . δεσποίνας εἶναι τούτων (518 a).

. . . εἶναι: the shift from the regular indir. disc. indic. to an inf. is not uncommon. Cf. Rep. x. 616 b ἔφη ἀφικνεῖσθαι τεταρταίους ὅθεν καθορᾶν ἄνωθεν κτἑ. Rid. § 281; GMT. 755.

21 f.

ἄλλ᾽ ὧν ἔρχεται κτἑ.: anything else, that the body comes to want.

ποριστικὸν εἶναι κτἑ.: in what follows, three varieties are distin guished. The κάπηλος is the small dealer, hawker or shopkeeper, who deals properly with products of the land (among which are included wines in 518 b); the ἔμπορος is the regular merchant and wholesale dealer. Cf. Prot. 313 c. The δημιουργός is the one who prepares from the raw material the various articles demanded by the needs of the body.

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