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5. ἐξαρνοῦνται καὶ σχηματίζονται. σχηματίζεσθαι of ‘posing’ as in Soph. 268A ἀγνοεῖ ταῦτα πρὸς τοὺς ἄλλους ὡς εἰδὼς ἐσχημάτισται.

7. οὓςἔλεγε τοὺς σοφιστάς: viz. in 316D The attraction is common enough, e.g. Crito, 48C ἃς δὲ σὺ λέγεις τὰς σκέψεις περί τε ἀναλώσεως χρημάτων καὶ δόξης κτλ. and below, 359D

10. τὴν σοφίαν. So B and the second hand in T: the first hand omits the words (so Schanz, Kroschel and Kral).

12. τοὺςλακωνίζοντας. The editors refer to Ar. Birds, 1281 ἐλακωνομάνουν ἅπαντες ἄνθρωποι τότε, ἐκόμων, ἐπείνων, ἐρρύπων, ἐσωκράτων and Demosth. κατὰ Κόνωνος 34 μεθ᾽ ἡμέραν μὲν ἐσκυθπωράκασι καὶ λακωνίζειν φασὶ καὶ τπίβωνας ἔχουσι καὶ ἁπλᾶς ὑποδέδενται. The Laconisers in Athens were tolerably numerous: Plato himself (Rep. VIII. 544C) places Κρητική τε καὶ Λακωνικὴ πολιτεία nearest in merit to his ideal city.

12. οἱ μὲν ὦτά τε κατάγνυνται: thanks, of course, to boxing: cf. Gorg. 515E τῶν τὰ ὦτα κατεαγότων (i.e. τῶν λακωνιζόντων) ἀκούεις ταῦτα, Σώκρατες, and Martial, VII. 32. 5 ‘at uvenes alios fracta colit aure magister’.

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