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οὕτω δέ: after ὥσπερ, see on 326 d. That ὥσπερ referred back, and not to a following οὕτως, is forgotten, as often happens. Sc. οὐ π̔ᾴδιον διδάσκαλον φανῆναι. —

κἄν: properly an opt. εἴη should follow, but κἂν εἰ became so much a formula that ἄν sometimes was not regarded in the const. Cf. Meno 72 c κἂν εἰ πολλαὶ καὶ παντοδαπαί εἰσιν (αἱ ἀρεταί), ἕν γέ τι εἶδος ταὐτὸν ἅπασαι ἔχουσιν, Symp. 185 a κἂν εἴ τις ἐξαπατηθείη, καλὴ ἀπάτη.

ὀλίγον, διαφέρει: are to be taken together. —

προβιβάσαι: for the inf., cf. Gorg. 517 b μεταβιβάζειν τὰς ἐπιθυμίας καὶ μὴ ἐπιτρέπειν οὐδὲν τούτων διέφερον ἐκεῖνοι in regard to correcting the desires and not indulging them, these men in no wise excelled those others.

ὀνῆσαι: cf. Rep. x. 600 d εἴ περ οἷός τ᾽ ἦν πρὸς ἀρετὴν ὀνινάναι ἀνθρώπους.

μισθοῦ: cf. 349 a. Arist. Ethic. N. ix. I, p. 1164 a 25. ὅπερ φασὶ καὶ Πρωταγόραν ποιεῖν: ὅτε γὰρ διδάξειεν ἁδήποτε, τιμῆσαι τὸν μαθόντα ἐκέλευεν ὅσου δοκεῖ ἄξια ἐπίστασθαι, καὶ ἐλάμβανε τοσοῦτον. He sought thus to avoid the censure cast upon the sophists because they took money for their instruction.

γάρ: epexegetical, equiv. to namely.

βούληται: for the apod., sc. κατέθηκεν (gnomic aor.). See on 311 d.

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