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54. ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ψυχῇ λαβόντα καὶ μαθόντα. λαμβάνειν ἐν (not εἰς) as in Rep. VII. 517A εἴ πως ἐν ταῖς χερσὶ δύναιντο λαβεῖν; Soph. 243C ταὐτὸν τοῦτο πάθος εἰληφότες ἐν τῇ ψυχῇ. For καὶ μαθόντα, which is explanatory of ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ψυχῇ λαβόντα, see note on κυβεύῃς τε καὶ κινδυνεύῃς.

57. νέοι ὥστε τοσοῦτον. Heindorf quotes Eur. Andr. 80 γέρων ἐκεῖνος ὥστε σ᾽ ὠφελεῖν παρών, and points out that whereas νεώτεροι ὥστε would deny altogether τοῦ διελέσθαι δύναμις, the words νέοι ὥστε are less strong; nobis nonnisi iuvenilis quaedam facultas suppetit ad tantam rem diiudicandam. The best MSS. of Plato read ταὐτόν, τοιοῦτον, τοσοῦτον, etc., in the great majority of cases rather than ταὐτό, etc. Schanz (Preface to Laws, p. vi) thinks it probable that Plato always used the forms in -ν. In inscriptions of Plato's time τὸ αὐτό and τὸ αὐτόν occur side by side, but apparently only τοιοῦτον, τοσοῦτον. See Meisterhans, Grammatik der Griechischen Inschriften2, p. 122.

61. Ἱππίας. Hippias of Elis was one of the most accomplished and—if we may trust the Platonic writings—ostentatious of the Sophists. According to the Hippias Maior (285B ff.) he claimed to be at home in all the learning of the day—in Astronomy, Geometry, Arithmetic, Philology, Music, Mythology, History and Archaeology. See Zeller's Philosophie der Griechen, I4, 956 ff.

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