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36. ἀναγκαίαις: Heusde's correction for ἀνάγκαις of MSS.

ἐπικρύπτεσθαιἀναγκάζεσθαι. Plato is probably thinking of Socrates after his trial as he depicts him in the Crito. ἀναγκάζεσθαι ‘are constrained’ is of course passive.

39. παραμυθεῖσθαι, like mulcere, as often. Sauppe quotes Hor. Epod. XIII. 18 ‘deformis aegrimoniae dulcibus alloquiis’.

41. ἡγήσατοἀναγκαζόμενος: ‘believed—that he had praised, etc.’ Plato deals a sly thrust at Simonides' notorious avarice, as Pindar (quoted by Sauppe) does in Isthm. 11. 6 Μοῖσα γὰρ οὐ φιλοκερδής πω τότ᾽ ἦν οὐδ᾽ ἐργάτις. The words ἀλλ᾽ ἀναγκαζόμενος contain the sting; for the life of the χρηματιστής is βίαιος (Ar. Eth. Nic. 1. 3. 1096a. 5).

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