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43. ὡσπερεὶ ὑπὸ ἀγαθοῦ πύκτου πληγείς. For the metaphor cf. Euthyd. 303A ἐγὼ μὲν οὖνὥσπερ πληγεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ λόγου ἐκείμην ἄφωνος. Socrates describes the effect of Protagoras' questions on himself in words which recall the descriptions of his own dialectic in its effect on others: cf. e.g. Meno, 80 A ff.

44. ἐσκοτώθην τε καὶ εἰλιγγίασα. So BT: the second hand in T corrects to ἰλιγγίασα. According to Suidas (quoted by Schanz in Preface to Vol. VII, p. v) the Greeks wrote εἰλιγγιῶ, but ἴλιγγος. In Plato's MSS. εἰλιγγιῶ is somewhat less frequent than ἰλιγγιῶ.

45. ὥς γεἀληθῆ: see on 309A

46. ἐγγένηται: B and T have ἐκγένηται: ἐγγένηται is Heindorf's correction, now found in a Vienna MS. (Kral's I): cf. Phaedo, 86E ἵνα χρόνου ἐγγενομένου βουλευσώμεθα τί ἐροῦμεν.

49. σὸς μέντοιπολίτης. Iulis in Ceos was their native place. μέντοι is ‘surely’. Notice the emphasis on σός and compare σέ in ll. 50 and 55.

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