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29. τὸ ἐπαχθὲς αὐτῆς. ἐπαχθές like φορτικόν means what hearers will resent (think a burden or ἄχθος) as in bad taste because presumptuous: cf. Demosth. de Pace, 4 τὸ λέγειν περὶ ὧν αὐτὸς εἶρέ τις καὶ ρεπὶ αὑτοῦοὕτως ἡγοῦμαι φοπτικὸν καὶ ἐπαχθὲς ὥστε κτλ.

30. τοὺς μὲν ποίησιν. σοφός and its derivatives are often used especially in early writers in connection with poetry, e.g Theognis, 19-20 Κύρνε σοφιζομένῳ μὲν ἐμοὶ σφρηγὶς ἐπικείσθω τοῖσδ᾽ ἔπεσιν, Pindar, Isthm. 4. 29-30 μελέταν δὲ σοφισταῖς Διὸς ἕκατι πρόσβαλον σεβιζόμενοι.

32. τοὺς ἀμφί τε Ὀρφέα καὶ Μουσαῖον = ‘Orpheus and Musaeus and their schools’. The Editors quote Ar. Frogs, 1032 ff. Ὀρφεὺς μὲν γὰρ τελετάς θ᾽ ἡμῖν κατέδειξε φόνων τ᾽ ἀρέχεσθαι, Μουσαῖος δ᾽ ἐξακέσεις τε νόσων καὶ χπησμούς, Ἡσίοδος δὲ γῆς ἐργασίας, καρπῶν ὥρας, ἀρότους: δὲ θεῖος Ὅμηρος ἀπὸ τοῦ τιμὴν καὶ κλέος ἔσχεν πλὴν τοῦδ᾽ ὅτι χρήστ᾽ ἐδίδαξε, τάξεις, ἀρετάς, ὁπλίσεις ἀνδρῶν; For the misplacement of τε cf. Crito, 43B ὲν τοσαύτῃ τε ἀγρυπνίᾳ καὶ λύπῃ εἶναι.

34. ἼκκοςἩρόδικος. Iccus is mentioned in Laws, VIII. 839E ff. as a model of temperance. According to Pausanias, he won in the pentathlon at the Olympic Games and afterwards set up as a trainer (γυμναστής). Herodicus of Selymbria in Thrace combined the professions of the γυμναστής and ἰατρός (μίξας γυμναστικὴν ἰατρικῇ). He is described in Rep. III. 406A as the inventor of the παιδαγωγικὴ τῶν νοσημάτων ἰατρική—by means of which he tortured first himself (by prolonging his own dying) and afterwards others: δυσθανατῶνὑπὸ σοφίας εἰς γῆρας ἀφίκετο (ibid. B).

νῦν ἔτι ὤνσοφιστής. Heindorf reads ἧττον in place of ἥττων, but νῦν ἔτι ὤν is ‘still living’ and οὐδενὸς ἥττων σοφιστής is a descriptive qualification.

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