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41. λωβῶνται is here rather κακῶς ποιεῖν than κακὸν ποιεῖν, although (like κακουργεῖν, λυμαίνομαι and the like) it unites both meanings: cf. Rep. I. 335 B ff., and see on Euthyphr. 3A κακουργεῖν τὴν πόλιν. With the words of Protagoras compare those of Anytus in Meno, 91C Ἡράκλεις, εὐφήμει, Σώκρατες, μηδένα τῶν συγγενῶν, μήτε οἰκείων μήτε φίλων, μήτε ἀστὸν μήτε ξένον, τοιαύτη μανία λάβοι, ὥστε ραπὰ τούτους ἐλθόντα λωβηθῆναι, ἐρεὶ οὗτοί γε φανερά ἐστι λώβη τε καὶ διεφθορὰ τῶν συγγιγνομένων.

τὰς γὰρ τέχναςἐμβάλλουσιν εἰς τέχνας. τέχναι is used of Arithmetic, Geometry, Solid Geometry and Harmonics in Rep. VII. 532C: elsewhere in Plato αἱ τέχναι generally means the mechanical arts, e.g. Rep. VI. 495D and VII. 522B. Here τέχναι can only mean the subjects taught in schools (γραμματική, λογιστική, κιθαριστική), as Sauppe remarks, but there seems to be no precise parallel to such a use of the word.

44. εἰς τὸν Ἱππίαν ἀπέβλεψεν: see on 314B

47. εὐβουλία περὶ τῶν οἰκείων. The editors quote Meno, 91A οὗτος γὰρπάλαι λέγει πρός με ὅτι ἐπιθυμεῖ ταύτης τῆς σοφίας καὶ ἀπετῆς οἱ ἄνθπωροι τάς τε οἰκίας καὶ τὰς ρόλεις καλῶς διοικοῦσι, καὶ τοὺς γονέας τοὺς αὑτῶν θεπαρεύουσι, καὶ ρολίτας καὶ ξένους ὑποδέξασθαί τε καὶ ἀποπέμψαι ἐπίστανται ἀξίως ἀνδρὸς ἀγαθοῦ; Euthyd. 273D ἀρετὴν Σώκρατες, οἰόμεθα οἵω τ᾽ εἴναι παραδοῦναι κάλλιστ᾽ ἀνθρώπων καὶ τάχιστα.

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