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δ᾽ οὖν: contrasts with a previous statement of conceded uncertainty, one as to which there is no doubt; but at any rate, sed certe. Cf. Xen. An. i. 2. 12 and 22, 3. 5; Plato Apol. 17 a, 34 e εἴ μὲν θαρραλέως ἐγὼ ἔχω πρὸς θάνατον μή, ἄλλος λόγος, πρὸς δ᾽ οὖν δόξαν κτἑ., whether I can face death bravely or not is another matter, but certainly in view of our reputation I do not think it best, etc.

καλός: with μειράκιον, παιδικά, etc., the natural gender prevails. Cf. Lach. 180 e τὰ γὰρ μειράκια τάδε πρὸς ἀλλήλους οἴκοι διαλεγόμενοι θαμὰ ἐπιμέμνηνται Σωκράτους.—

ἔδοξα: “if I rightly remember.” Cf. Theaet. 142 c δοκεῖ γάρ μοι ὀλίγον πρὸ τοῦ θανά- του ἐντυχεῖν αὐτῷ μειρακίῳ ὄντι for, I believe, a little while before his own death, he met him, while still a youth.

εἰ . . . τυγχάνει ὤν: if it should be found that he is, etc.; an elliptical prot., representing the object of wonder not as a matter of fact, but as more or less uncertain. Cf. 336 c; Thuc. i. 121. 5 δεινὸν ἂν εἴη, εἰ οἱ μὲν ἐκείνων σύμμαχοι οὐκ ἀπεροῦσιν, ἡμεῖς δὲ οὐκ ἄρα δαπανήσομεν if it should prove that their allies will not weary of paying, while we will not spend our money. See GMT. 56; H. 926.

ἦν κτἑ: there was this youth. Cf. Phaedo 59 b οὗτός τε δὴ Ἀπολλόδωρος τῶν ἐπιχωρίων παρῆν καὶ Κριτόβουλος καὶ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ Κρίτων, καὶ ἔτι Ἑρμογένης καὶ Ἀντισθένης. ἦν δὲ καὶ Κτήσιππος Παιανιεὺς καὶ Μενέξενος καὶ ἄλλοι τινὲς τῶν ἐπιχωρίων, where, because παρῆν precedes, ἦν signifies Ctesippus also was (sc. present) Rep. x. 615 d ἐκεῖνόν τε κατείδομεν καὶ ἄλλους σχεδόν τι αὐτῶν τοὺς πλείστους τυράννους: ἦσαν δὲ καὶ ἰδιῶταί τινες τῶν μεγάλα ἡμαρτηκότων, we saw him and others of whom the most were tyrants; and there were also (to be seen) some private persons who had committed great crimes, Symp. 173 b Ἀριστόδημος ἦν τις (in reply to τίς σοι διηγεῖτο;), 180 c εἶναι. Adimantus was not an unusual name in Athens. Of those here mentioned the son of Cepis is unknown; but the son of Leucolophides appears also in Ar. Ran. 1513; he is the general who was charged with treachery in the affair of Aegos Potami. Cf. Xen. Hell. ii. I. 32; Lys. XIV. 38. His property was confiscated; C. I. Att. I. 274, 275, 276.

ἔχων: ἔχειν with an adv. of condition is equiv. to εἶναι with an adj.

πάσσοφος: an epithet frequently applied ironically by Plato to the sophists. Cf. Euthyd. 271 c πάνσοφοι ἀτεχνῶς (Euthydemus and Dionysodorus). Used of the Eleatic and Heraclitic philosophers; cf. Theaet. 181 b, Rep. i. 331 e σοφὸς γὰρ καὶ θεῖος ἀνήρ (sc. Simonides).

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