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30. οὔτε τῶν φίλων. The English idiom would lead us to expect οὔτε τῶν τῶν φίλων: but in Greek the double article is avoided by substituting ‘my friends’ for ‘my friends' property’. Analogous is the usage known as comparatio compendiaria, e.g. κόμαι Χαρίτεσσιν ὁμοῖαι (Il. XVII. 51), where ‘the Graces’ is put for ‘the Graces' hair’.

ἀλλ᾽ αὐτὰ ταῦτα. See on Apol. 23B. ταῦτα = διὰ ταῦτα is frequent in Plato and Aristophanes.

34. ὅτε τὸ πρότερον ἐπεδήμησεν. Probably about 445 B.C., if the date of action of the dialogue is 433-432. (See Introduction p. xxxiii.) Protagoras went to Thurii in 443 B.C., being charged by Pericles to draw up a code of laws for the new colony.

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