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31. καταναλώσας τὰς δυνάμεις. After τὰς δυνάμεις, the words εἰς τὰ ἄλογα are found in T, but not in B.

35. ἐμμελῶς πάντων ἔχοντα: like ἱκανῶς τοῦ βάθους ἔχοντα in Theaet. 194D and the genitive after καλῶς ἔχειν and the like.

36. γυμνόν τε καὶ ἀνυπόδητονκαὶ ἄστρωτονκαὶ ἄοπλον. Cf. the description of Ἔρως in Symp. 203C: ἀνυπόδητος καὶ ἄοικος, χαμαιπετὴς ἀεὶ ὢν καὶ ἄστρωτος. ἀνυπόδητον contrasts with ὑποδῶν in 321B(l. 23), and justifies Cobet's emendation for ὑπὸ ποδῶν. Aristotle (περὶ ζῴων μορίων, IV. 10, p. 687a. 23) alludes to this passage of the Protagoras: ἀλλ᾽ οἱ λέγοντες ὡς συνέστηκεν οὐ καλῶς ἄνθρωπος, ἀλλὰ χείριστα τῶν ζῴων (ἀνυπόδητόν τε γὰρ αὐτὸν εἶναί φασι καὶ γυμνὸν καὶ οὐκ ἔχοντα ὄπλον πρὸς τὴν ἀλκήν), οὐκ ὀρθῶς λέγουσιν.

37. ἐν . See above on ἐν τῇ ὑστεραίᾳ (318A. All the θνητὰ γένη then according to Protagoras issued forth on the same day. Plato thought otherwise: see on 320D l. 1.

38. ἐχόμενος: so T: ‘σχόμενος B, sed in marg. vitii nota’ (Schanz). σχόμενος is occasionally found in this passive sense, especially in compounds (Sauppe quotes Soph. 250D συνεσχόμεθα and Isocr. XIX. II φθόῃ σχόμενον), but the present participle is at least equally well attested here and suits the meaning better: cf. (with Kroschel) Laws, VI. 780B ὑπὸ πολλῆς ἀπορίας ἐχομένοις.

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