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ὅτι: in so far as. Cf. 333 d ὅτι ἀδικοῦσιν, Parm. 155 e τὸ ἓνἆρ᾽ οὐκ ἀνάγκη, ὅτι μὲν ἔστιν ἕν, οὐσίας μετέχειν ποτέ, ὅτι δ̓ οὐκ ἔστι, μὴ μετέχειν αὖ ποτὲ οὐσίας; Symp. 207 d δύναται δὲ ταύτῃ μόνον, τῇ γενέσει, ὅτι ἀεὶ καταλείπει ἕτερον νέον ἀντὶ τοῦ παλαιοῦ and this is possible only in this way, by generation, in so far as it always leaves behind a new in place of the old.

ἔγωγε: with strong emphasis, ἐπεὶ . . . ἀνθρώπων being antithetic. —

ἐπεί: “although”; cf. 353 a.

τῶν πολλῶν: not the majority, but referring to the πολλοί above.

“It is unimportant who maintains a principle under consideration, provided the principle itself be scrutinized; still, in the scrutiny, the views of those who hold the principle are brought to the test.”

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