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τοῖς φιλτάτοις: these are, in Legg. i. 650 a, wife, sons, and daughters (ἐπιτρέποντα αὑτοῦ θυγατέρας τε καὶ υἱεῖς καὶ γυναῖκας, οὕτως ἐν τοῖς φιλτάτοις κινδυνεύσαντα imperilling one's dearest interests), here ψυχή, its wellbeing, i.e. virtue, wisdom; similarly Gorg. 513 a ὅπως μὴ σὺν τοῖς φιλτάτοις (at the loss of what is dearest) αἵρεσις ἡμῖν ἔσται ταύτης τῆς δυνάμεως τῆς ἐν τῇ πόλει.—

κυβεύῃς: the Greeks sometimes compared life to a game of chance; cf. Rep. x. 604 c; Terent. Ad. iv. 7. 21 ita vitast hominum, quasi quom ludas tesseris; and used κυβεύειν τινί, περί τινι of a frivolous and fool-hardy risk, like our ‘stake upon the die.’ Cf. the tragic verse in Polyb. ii. 63 δεῖ τὴν ταχίστην ἐκκυβεύειν τοῖς ὅλοις, Polybius in Suidas, s.v. κύβος, οἱ μὲν ἀλογιστίαν καὶ μανίαν ἔφασαν εἶναι τὸ παραβάλλεσθαι καὶ κυβεύειν τῷ βίῳ. —

καὶ κινδυνεύῃς: literal and figurative expressions are sometimes combined, the literal expression following and explaining the former. Cf. 334 d σύντεμνέ μοι τὰς ἀποκρίσεις καὶ βραχυτέρας ποίει, Acta Apost. xiv. 17 ἐμπιπλῶν τροφῆς καὶ εὐφροσύνης τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν.

ἄλλοις: i.e. other than the body.

ἀποφέρειν: sc. τὸν πριάμενον, the purchaser, from the preceding circumst. partic.

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