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Cf. Hom. Ω 347 of Hermes, βῆ δ᾽ ἰέναι κούρῳ αἰσυμνητῆρι (a princely youth) ἐοικώς, | πρῶτον ὑπηνήτῃ, τοῦ περ χαριεστάτη ἥβη. So κ 279. These verses, from which the sculptors afterwards derived the type of the statues of Hermes, are here peculiarly apt, since Alcibiades himself had served as a model for such statues. Cf. Clem. Al. Protrept. § 53, p. 47 P. καὶ οἱ λιθοξόοι τοὺς Ἑρμᾶς Ἀθήνησι πρὸς Ἀλκιβιάδην ἀπείκαζον.—Since the words are quoted from Homer, the customary Attic art. (χαριεστάτην τὴν ἥβην) is wanting.

ὑπηνήτου: that this even without πρῶτον indicates the first bloom of youth, is shown by Photius, Lex., ὑπηνήτῃ: ἀκμαίῳ: ἄρτι γενειῶντι, and Pollux ii. 10, ὑπηνήτης, ἐν ἦρι τῆς ὥρας, ἐν ἀκμῇ, ἐν ἄνθει.

τί . . . νῦν: reverting to the original question.

καὶ οὖν καὶ ἄρτι: Socrates answers the first question last, and in truth I have just, etc. See H. 1048, 2.

ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ εἶπε: cf. 336 b; 348 b.

παρόντος . . . θαμά: this ἄτοπόν τι serves to excite the wonder of the ἕταιρος and whets the curiosity of the reader.

οὔτε, τε: for the correlation, cf. 347 e, 361 e. See H. 1044 a.

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