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εἰς τί, καὶ περὶ τοῦ: with peculiar, almost comical emphasis, the proper subject of the question is placed at its close. The opening words, repeated with humorous earnestness from Protagoras himself, appear thus, in spite of their fair sound, really empty of meaning.

χαίρω ἀποκρινόμενος: I enjoy answering. For the pred. partic. see GMT. 112, 1; H. 983.

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