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2. ἀποπειρώμενοςδιεσκόπουν. ῥώμη of strength of will and resolution (cf. ἀνδρεία above 310D as in Polit. 259C πρὸς τὴν τῆς ψυχῆς σύνεσιν καὶ ῥώμην. γνώμης, the suggestion of Hoenebeek, would be much less forcible and exact.

6. ὥσπερ ἂν εἰ κτλ. ἄν goes with ἀπεκρίνω in l. II. The application of the similes follows in D, and each illustration contains two subordinate protases, viz. (in B) (1) εἰ ἐπενόειςἐκείνῳ, (2) εἴ τίς σε ἤρετο, and (in C) (1) εἰ δὲἐκείνοις, (2) εἴ τίς σε ἤρετο. With this multiplication of protases Heindorf compares Meno, 74B μανθάνεις γάρ που ὅτι οὑτωσὶ ἔχει περὶ παντός: εἴ τίς σε ἀνέποιτο τοῦτο νῦν δὴ ἐγὼ ἔλεγον, τί ἐστι σχῆμα, Μένων; εἰ αὐτῷ εἶρες ὅτι στπογγυλότης, εἴ σοι εἶρεν ἅρεπ ἐγώ, ρότεπον σχῆμα στπογγυλότης ἐστὶν σχῆμά τι; εἶρες δή ρου ἂν ὅτι σχῆμά τι. The reasoning from analogy is quite in Socrates' style: see for example Gorg. 448B ff.

7. Ιπποκράτητὸν τῶνΑσκληπιαδῶν. It is unnecessary (with Naber) to bracket Ἱπποκράτη. Hippocrates, the founder of medical science, born about 460 B.C. in Cos, was at the height of his renown about the year 400. He is referred to also in Phaedrus, 270C (εἰ μὲν οὖν Ἱπποκράτει γε τῷ τῶν Ἀσκληπιαδῶν δεῖ τι πείθεσθαι) as holding the view that the human body could not be Compare Ar. Peace, 383 εἰπέ μοι τί πάσχετ᾽ ὦνδρες; Pl. Euthyd. 283B εἰπέ μοι, ἔφη, Σώκρατές τε καὶ ὑμεῖς οἱ ἄλλοι. The exhortation or command is in general primarily addressed to one man: contrast, however, below, 330Band Lach. 186E σὺ δ᾽, Λάχης καὶ Νικία, εἴπετον ἡμῖν ἑκάτερος.

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