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χρήσαιτο: opt. of indir. disc. derived from the deliberative subjv. Cf. 321 c. See G. 244; H. 932, 2.

κάμπτομαι: am led to waver. Cf. Lach. 192 e εἴ τις ἰατρὸς ὢν μὴ κάμπτοιτο ἀλλὰ καρτεροῖ, Rep. vi. 494 e ἐὰν δ᾽ οὖν εἷς αἰσθάνηταί τέ πῃ καὶ κάμπτηται καὶ ἕλκηται πρὸς φιλοσοφίαν but suppose, further, one has some perception of the truth, and is led to waver and is drawn towards philosophy.

Socrates distinguishes between three sources of knowledge: “Protagoras has had much experience, has learned much from others, and has thought out much for himself.”

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