εἰσαῦθις: cf. 347 b, l. 7.

ἔφην: cf. 335 c, l. 38.

τῷ καλῷ: lovers and admirers in Athens saluted those dear to them through their beauty or amiability with the word καλός. Sitalces, in his admiration for the Athenians, ἐν τοῖσι τοίχοις ἔγραφ᾽ Ἀθηναῖοι καλοί (cf. Ar. Ach. 144). Theramenes throws off as in the ‘cottabus’ the last drops of the fatal hemlock, exclaiming, Κριτίᾳ τοῦτ᾽ ἔστω τῷ καλῷ (see Xen. Hell. ii. 3. 56). Hence the frequent καλός upon vases. Socrates in Plato often uses it with mild irony; here it is also a play upon Καλλίᾳ.

This closing line reverts to 310 a. Hippocrates is not again mentioned, as he early retreated into the background, and has remained there during the entire conversation with Protagoras.

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