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καὶ γὰρ οὗτοι κτἑ.: the ignorance of the trader is more fully set forth in Gorg. 517 d ff. τούτων γὰρ (sc. σιτίων, ποτῶν, ἱματίων κτἑ.) ποριστικὸν εἶναι κάπηλον ὄντα ἔμπορον . . ., οὐδὲν θαυμαστόν ἐστιν ὄντα τοιοῦτον δόξαι καὶ αὑτῷ καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις θεραπευτὴν εἶναι σώματος, παντὶ τῷ μὴ εἰδότι, ὅτι ἔστι τις παρὰ ταύτας τέχνη γυμναστική τε καὶ ἰατρική, δὴ τῷ ὄντι ἐστὶ σώματος θεραπεία.—

ὧν... λανγ̂γρεεκ>ἀγωγίμων: depend. on τι following.

περὶ τὸ σῶμα: with reference to the body. In such expressions the prep. with the acc. brings out the quality of the adj. more distinctly and independently than would a simple gen., and is preferred by Plato, with whom however it becomes almost a mannerism. Cf. πρὸς τὴν ψυχήν below, Gorg. 517 e εἰδέναι τι τὸ χρηστὸν καὶ πονηρὸν τῶν σιτίων ποτῶν ἐστὶν εἰς ἀρετὴν σώματος.

ἀεί: often means in each case, every time.

ἐπαινοῦσι: as Protagoras afterwards does, cf. 318

α ε, 328 b.

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