: Prodicus gave much attention to the matter of synonyms, ὀρθότης τῶν ὀνομάτων
, as he termed it, and his lecture upon the subject cost fifty drachmas. Cf. Crat.
384 b; Spengel συναγωγὴ τεχνῶν
pp. 46-59. Since he attached too great value to this art, as it seems, and was always introducing such distinctions, he here, as 340 a
, 358 α δ
, encounters the raillery of Socrates. For the sake of making a good hit, Plato perhaps goes beyond the reality in his description. κοινός
were habitually joined with ἀκροατής
. Cf. Dem. de Cor.
7 παρασχὼν ἑαυτὸν ἴσον καὶ κοινὸν ἀμφοτέροις ἀκροα- τήν
, XXIX. 1 ἄν περ ἴσοι καὶ κοινοὶ γένησθε ἡμῶν ἀκροαταί
, XV. 29 τῶν μὲν γὰρ ἰδίων δικαίων οἱ νόμοι κοινὴν τὴν μετουσίαν ἔδοσαν καὶ ἴσην καὶ τοῖς ἀσθενέσι καὶ τοῖς ἰσχυροῖς
. Prodicus's remark takes up the κοινῇ
used by Critias.
ἐγὼ μὲν καὶ αὐτὸς κτἑ.
: cf. Prisc. viii. 35 Cicero in Protagora: nunc a vobis, o Protagora et Socrates, postulo, ut de isto concedatis alter alteri et inter vos de hujuscemodi rebus controversemini, non concertetis.