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49. πλείω δὲ μή. B reads πλείοσιν, Τ πλείοσι: πλείω is a suggestion of Heindorf's, adopted by most editors. The nominatives ἓν μόνον in l. 48 and σοφία and σωφροσύνη in 50 are strongly in favour of πλείω. If πλείοσιν is retained, it must be regarded as a blemish in Plato's style.

56. τἀ λοιπά. If δικαιοσύνη = ὁσιότης and σωφροσύνη = σοφία it remains to identify either δικαιοσύνη or ὁσιότης with either σωφροσύνη or σοφία in order to prove the identity of these four virtues. Socrates begins to prove that δικαιοσύνη = σωφροσύνη.

57. ὅτι ἀδικεῖ: ὅτι (cf. below, 333D and Parm. 155E) is equivalent to κατὰ τοῦτο : cf. Rep. I. 340D ἐπεὶ αὐτίκα ἰατρὸν καλεῖς σὺ τὸν ἐξαμαπτάνοντα ρεπὶ τοὺς κάμνοντας κατ᾽ αὐτὸ τοῦτο ἐξαμαρτάνει; τι the relative and ὅτι the conjunction shade into one another here. There is much to be said for Cron's view that the words should be written alike: see on Apology, Appendix II, p. 123.

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