: is the subj. (“this of which you ask, namely τὸ ἡδονῆς ἥττω εἶναι
”); ἀμαθία ἡ μεγίστη
is the predicate.
105... λανγ̂γρεεκ>οὔτε αὐτοί
: sc. ἔρχεσθε
. There should regularly follow, οὔτε οἱ ὑμέτεροι παῖδες ἔρχονται παρὰ κτἑ.
, but with the second οὔτε
the const. changes. Cf. Dem. XXIX. 54 ὁ δ᾽ οὔτ̓ αὐτὸς
) οὔτ᾽ ἐκείνοις οὔτ̓ ἐμοὶ δοῦναι τὸν ὅρκον ἠξίωσεν
, XLIX. 52 οὐ γὰρ δήπου ἄνευ γε σταθμοῦ ἤμελλεν οὔθ᾽ ὁ ὑποτιθέμενος
) οὔθ᾽ ὁ ὑποτιθεὶς τὸν χαλκὸν παραδώσειν for it surely was not likely that the mortgagor would receive the money, or the mortgagee pay it, without weighing it.
: i.e. “of all that leads to ἡδονῆς μὴ ἥττω εἶναι
.” This (τοῦ ἡδονῆς μὴ ἡττᾶσθαι
) is understood with the following ὡς οὐ διδακτοῦ ὄντος
. Cf. 318 e
, ll. 42 ff.—Socrates, with exquisite irony, supports the custom of the sophists, and his apostrophe naturally pleases them marvellously (cf. 358 a ὑπερφυῶς