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13. περὶ μὲν ᾀσμάτωνἐάσωμεν. Heindorf quotes Alc. I, 113D ἐάσαντες οὖν περὶ αὐτῶν σκοποῦσιν ὁπότερα συνοίσει πράξασιν.

16. καὶ γὰρ δοκεῖ μοι κτλ. This passage (from τὸ περὶ ποιήσεως down to κἂν πάνυ πολὺν οἶνον πίωσιν) is quoted by Athenaeus, 111. 51. It is doubtful whether Plato is here animadverting on Xenophon's Symposium, in which (2. 1 and 9. 3 ff) both a flute-girl and a dancing-girl appear: the words τοῖς συμποσίοις τοῖς τῶν φαύλων καὶ ἀγοραίων ἀνθρώπων would contain a very pretty hit at Xenophon, if the evidence for the allusion were more complete. There is a similar passage in the Symposium of Plato (176E) εἰσηγοῦμαι τὴν μὲν ἄρτι εἰσελθοῦσαν αὐλητρίδα χαίρειν ἐᾶν, αὐλοῦσαν ἑαυτῇ ἂν βούληται ταῖς γυναιξὶ ταῖς ἔνδον: this passage Athenaeus (XI. 112) cites in support of his theory of a literary rivalry between Plato and Xenophon.

18. ἀγοραίων: like the Latin circumforanei, ‘ἀγοραῖος, vel ut critici veteres volunt, ἀγόραιος, est ἐν ἀγορᾷ τεθραμμένος, s. qui totos dies forum conterit, quem ἀγορᾶς περίτριμμα Comicus appellat, vilis et ex ima plebe homo, Aristoph. Eqq. 181 ὁτιὴ πονηρὸς κἀξ ἀγορᾶς εἶ καὶ θρασύς: 214 τὰ δ᾽ ἄλλα σοι πρόσεστι δημαγωγικά, φωνὴ μιαρά, γέγονας κακῶς, ἀγόραιος εἶ’ (Heindorf).

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