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ἄρα: refers to 314 b. So also ἐπεδήμει, although at the time when Socrates is relating his story, Prodicus is still there. They found Socrates's conjecture respecting him (ibid.) correct.

οἰκήματι: any room or chamber. Cf. Poll. ix. 45 οἴκημα παρὰ τοῖς Ἀττικοῖς ἁπλῶς τὸ οἰκήσιμον: τε γὰρ Πλάτων ἐν τῷ Πρωταγόρᾳ ἔφηἦσαν δ̓ . . . ἐχρῆτο,’ Symp. 217 d οὐδεὶς ἐν τῷ οἰκήματι ἄλλος καθηῦδεν ἡμεῖς.

ὡς ταμιείῳ: cf. Thuc. vii. 24 ὥσπερ γὰρ ταμιείῳ χρωμένων τῶν Ἀθηναίων τοῖς τείχεσι. The changed contents of the store-room, and the ἐκκενώσας, taken with the vexation of the eunuch, complete the picture of the state of things in Callias's house.

κῳδίοις: cf. Poll. v. 16 δέρμα τοῦ προβάτου κῴδιον. Cold weather, sickness, and effeminacy, caused people to wrap themselves in all sorts of skins and coverings. Cf. the description of the hopeful son, Ar. Nub. 10 ἐν πέντε σισύραις ἐγκεκορδυλημένος wrapped up in five skins. Prodicus is represented as sickly, cf. 317 e, Plut. εἰ πρεσβυτ. πολιτευτέον p. 791 e Πρόδικον τὸν σοφιστὴν Φιλητᾶν τὸν ποιητὴν . . . νέους μέν, ἰσχνοὺς δὲ καὶ νοσώδεις καὶ τὰ πολλὰ κλινοπετεῖς δἰ ἀρρωστίαν ὄντας (thin and sickly, and for the most part confined to the bed by their ailments).

τισὶ . . . καὶ μάλα πολλοῖς: τινὲς πολλοί and similar combinations are not uncommon. Cf. Ar. Av. 1014 κεκίνηνταί τινες πληγαὶ συχναί very frequent blows are set agoing, Plato Legg. iii. 678 d παμπόλλαις τισίν (sc. γενεαῖς), 682 b ἐν πολλοῖς τισι χρόνοις.

Pausanias appears also in Symp. 176 a ff. as one of the more noteworthy persons in the cultivated Athenian society of that day; both in the Symp. l.c., 177 e, 193 b, and in Xen. Symp. c. 8, is his love for Agathon mentioned. Agathon, son of Tisamenus, was rich and handsome, and gained favor for his tragedies by a Gorgian splendor of language; he went later to the court of Archelaus in Macedonia, where he died about 401 B.C. We are to think of him here as about sixteen years old.

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