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πολλοῦ ποιοῦμαι: usually περὶ πολλοῦ (cf. Crito 48 e) or πρὸ πολλοῦ (cf. Isocr. v. 14). See G. 178; H. 746 a.

σμικρόν τι: note the irony of Socrates. The little point proves forthwith to be a central point in the investigation. —

δῆλον ὅτι: see on 324 a, 1. 19.

τὰ πολλά: a touch of sarcasm at the long speech of Protagoras.

13 ff. “A popular orator could also deliver a discourse like that of Protagoras, but, after that, in defending himself, and in entering into the exposition of single points when questioned, he would be as powerless as a book, and would on the slightest question deliver immediately another long discourse, as a brazen pot when struck keeps up a long reverberation.”

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