: cf. 325 d
: cf. 315 a
; to practise it as an art, to make it a profession.
: for the sake of general culture. Cf. Gorg.
485 a φιλοσοφίας μὲν ὅσον παιδείας χάριν καλὸν μετέχειν
: generic arts. See H. 659.ἰδιώτην
: here contrasted with δημιουργός
(one who pursues the art, cf. 327 c
), elsewhere with ποιητής, ἰατρός etc. Cf. 322 c
, 327 c
, 344 c
, 345 a
; ἰδιωτεύειν 327 a
: liberalis, superior in dignity to the moneygetting class. See on 311 b
.πάνυ μὲν οὖν
: emphatic form of assent.
It seems, then, that Hippocrates does not know what he wishes to obtain from Protagoras. The question naturally follows, what a sophist is, essentially; whether he has anything of value to impart, and whether it is a safe experiment to throw oneself precipitately (cf. 313 b
) under his instruction, without previously ascertaining its precise nature.
τοῦ [τίνος] πέρι
: sc. λανθάνει με.— ὅτι μέλλεις κτἑ.
depends upon λανθάνει
, but with θαυμάζοιμ᾽ ἄν
the discourse abandons the depend. const.