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60. καὶ οὐ ζητῶ κτλ. Socrates recapitulates part of the poem by way of interpreting the final text: see note on τὸ δ᾽ ἐστὶν γενέσθαι κτλ. in 344Eabove and Appendix I, p. 214.

62. τούτου γ᾽ ἕνεκα: ‘si hoc spectetur s. requiratur, τὸ πανάμωμον εἶναι’ (Heindorf): cf. Phaed. 85B ἀλλὰ τούτου γ᾽ ἕνεκα λέγειν τε χρὴ καὶ ἐρωτᾶν τι ἂν βούλησθε. The sense is: if I must wait for perfection before beginning to praise, I shall never praise anyone.

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