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20. πόρρω τῶν νυκτῶν. The plural is idiomatic: cf. Symp. 217D διελεγόμην ἀεὶ πόρρω τῶν νυκτῶν; Ar. Clouds, 2 Ζεῦ βασιλεῦ τὸ χρῆμα τῶν νυκτῶν ὅσον. So μέσαι νύκτες for ‘midnight’. In quibus loquendi formulis remarks Heindorf ‘νύκτες horas nocturnas denotant’.

21. ὕπνος ἀνῆκεν is modelled on Homer (e.g. Il. II. 71 ἐμὲ δὲ γλυκὺς ὕπνος ἀνῆκεν), but Plato gives a different turn to ἀνῆκεν by adding ἐκ τοῦ κόπου, where ἐκ is ‘from’, not ‘after’ (as Stallbaum thinks). Note presently that οὕτω to introduce the apodosis after participles is especially common in Plato: cf. below, 314C 326D

23. ἀνδρείαν. ἀνδρεῖος occurs in much the same sense in Meno, 81D οὐδὲν κωλύειτἄλλα πάντα αὐτὸν ἀνευρεῖν, ἐάν τις ἀνδρεῖος καὶ μὴ ἀποκάμνῃ ζητῶν. σοί is emphatic and should therefore be accented, like σέ in l. 28.

24. ἀδικεῖ. ἀδικεῖν is often used of a past injury because the injury is regarded as continuing till atonement is made: see on Crito, 50C.

27. ἂν αὐτῷ διδῷς ἀργύριον καὶ πείθῃς ἐκεῖνον. For the variation of pronouns cf. Euthyphr. 14D ἀλλά μοι λέξον τίς αὕτη ὑρηπεσία ἐστί τοῖς θεοῖς; αἰτεῖν τε φῂς αὐτοὺς καὶ διδόναι ἐκείνοις; above, 309B and below, 318C The change is most frequent where the second pronoun is different in case from the first: cf. Classen on Thuc. I. 132. 5. Cobet ejects the words καὶ πείθῃς ἐκεῖνον, but they are supported by the parallel expression of 311Dἂν μὲν ἐξικνῆται τὰ ἡμέτερα χρήματα καὶ τούτοις πείθωμεν αὐτόν.

28. Ζεῦ καὶ θεοί: i.e. καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι θεοί. The exclamation is common: see Blaydes on Ar. Plutus, I.

29. ἐν τούτῳ εἴη. Cf. 354Eand 356Dεἰ οὖν ἐν τούτῳ ἡμῖν ἦν τὸ εὖ πράττειν.

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