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ὡς: causal. Cf. 335 d. See GMT. 81, N. 2.

ἐπιλίποιμι: suffer to be lacking, omit; commonly intrans. Cf. Phil. 52 d τί ποτ᾽ ἄρα, Σώκρατες, ἐρωτᾷς βουλόμενος; Μηδὲν Πρώταρχε ἐπιλείπειν ἐλέγχων ἡδονῆς τε καὶ ἐπιστήμης, 26 b καὶ ἄλλα δὴ μυρία ἐπιλείπω λέγων. For the thought, cf. 313 b.

τῶν φίλων: cf. 311 d καὶ τὰ τῶν φίλων προσαναλίσκοντες, 313 b, Symp. 218 d καὶ εἴ τι ἄλλο τῆς οὐσίας τῆς ἐμῆς δέοιο τῶν φίλων τῶν ἐμῶν. —To avoid τῶν τῶν φίλων (the gen. of τὰ τῶν φίλων) one art. is omitted.

αὐτὰ ταῦτα: for this very purpose. —Hippocrates never thinks of raising the preliminary question, whether it is best to place himself under the teaching of Protagoras, — little dreaming of the opinions of his friend Socrates.

ἀκήκοα αὐδέν: sc. αὐτοῦ, cf. 313 b οὔτε διείλεξαι οὐδεπώποτε. He has never heard Protagoras discourse.

: cf. Porphyr. on Hom. E 533 τῶν δὲ Ἀττικῶν οἱ μὲν ἀρχαῖοι μονογράμματον αὐτὸ προεφέροντο, οἱ δὲ νεώ- τεροι σὺν τῷ ν.—

τὸ πρότερον: the time is uncertain; perhaps B.C. 445. See Introd. § 1.

σοφώτατον λέγειν: like δεινότατος λέγειν.—

τί οὐ βαδίζομεν: see on 310 a.

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