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32. κακόν, ἔφη. Prodicus enters into the spirit of the joke: in view of C and D it would be absurd to take this seriously: see note on ἀλλὰ παίζειν in D below.

37. τὰ ὀνόματαὀρθῶς διαιρεῖν: cf. above, 340Aand below, 358Aτὴν δὲ Προδίκου τοῦδε διαίρεσιν τῶν ὀνομάτων παραιτοῦμαι. Prodicus pretends to regard Simonides (cf. 341 A) as a teacher like himself of ὀνομάτων διαίρεσις.

38. ἅτε Λέσβιος ὤν: had he been Κεῖος, he would have learnt ὀνομάτων διαίρεσις forsooth in its natural home.

39. ἐν φωνῇ βαρβάρῳ: a malicious exaggeration inspired by the odium philologicum.

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