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4. οὐκ ἔχω ὅπως ἀπιστῶ. The MSS. reading ὅπως ἄν ἀπιστῶ was corrected by Heindorf, ὅπως ἄν with the subjunctive being only used in final clauses. The subjunctive is deliberative: cf. Euthyphr. 11B οὐκ ἔχω ἔγωγε ὅπως σοι εἴπω νοῶ.

5. οὐ διδακτὸνμηδὲ, οὐ negatives διδακτόν only, μηδέ the whole of its clause: a similar case is Eur. Andr. 586 δρᾶν εὖ, κακῶς δ᾽ οὔ, μηδ᾽ ἀποκτείνειν βίᾳ. μή after verbs of thinking and saying is tolerably common in Plato. See on Euthyphr. 6B ὁμολογοῦμεν περὶ αὐτῶν μηδὲν εἰδέναι.

7. ὥσπερ καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι Ἕλληνες, sc. φασί. Cf. 337D where Hippias calls Athens τῆς Ἑλλάδος αὐτὸ τὸ πρυτανεῖον τῆς σοφίας: a somewhat less favourable judgement is given in Laws, I. 641E τὴν πόλιν ἅπαντες ἡμῶν Ἕλληνες ὑπολαμβάνουσιν ὡς φιλόλογός τέ ἐστι καὶ ρολύλογος, Λακεδαίμονα δὲ καὶ Κπήτην, τὴν μὲν βπαχύλογον, τὴν δὲ πολύνοιαν μᾶλλον πολυλογίαν ἀσκοῦσαν.

10. μεταπεμπομένους is probably middle: Plato does not seem to use μεταπέμπειϝ in the sense of ‘send for’ (like Thucydides, e.g. I. 112. 3 Ἀμυρταίου μεταπέμποντος τοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἕλεσι βασιλέως: VI. 52. 1 et al.). The subject is τοὺς πολίτας to be supplied from τὴν πόλιν. Cf. Gorg. 455B ff. ὅταν περὶ ἰατρῶν αἱπέσεως τῇ ρόλει σύλλογος ρεπὶ ναυρηγῶν ρεπὶ ἄλλου τινὸς δημιουπγικοῦ ἔθνους, ἄλλο τι τότε π̔ητοπικὸς οὐ συμβουλεύσει; δῆλον γὰρ ὅτι ἐν ἑκάστῃ αἱρέσει τὸν τεχνικώτατον δεῖ αἱρεῖσθαι and Alc. I, 107A-C. Kroschel well remarks that the words περὶ τῶν οἰκοδομημάτων (which Hirschig wrongly rejects) are added to show that it is only about the actual buildings that the builders are consulted, ‘non de necessitate, utilitate, magnitudine’, as to which the orators advise: cf. Gorg. 455D.

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