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2. μόρια μέν. The antithesis to μέν was already expressed in ἔφησθα οὖν σὺ οὐκ ὀνόματα ἐπὶ ἑνὶ εἶναι 349B

4. δὲ ἀνδρεία κτλ. Protagoras therefore yields to Socrates' arguments so far as they have yet gone, and takes his stand on the only virtue the relation of which to the others has not yet been discussed: see on 333Cand D and Introduction, p. xiii.

7. ἀκολαστοτάτουςἀνδρειοτάτους δέ: like Otho (Tac. Hist. II. 49), apropos of whose death Merivale quotes the lines of Byron, which well illustrate the sentiment of Plato:

And strange to say, the sons of pleasure, They who have revelled beyond measure In beauty, wassail, wine and treasure, Die calm, and calmer oft than he Whose heritage was misery.

8. ἀνδρειοτάτους δὲ διαφερόντως. The extreme difference (cf. πάνυ πολὺ διαφέρον in l. 4) between courage and the other virtues is brought out by representing those most lacking in the other virtues as sometimes ‘supremely brave beyond all others’: below in 359Bthe διαφερόντως is omitted as unnecessary in a recapitulation. Sauppe quotes Tim. 23C νῦν Ἀθηναίων οὖσα πόλις ἀρίστη πρός τε τὸν πόλεμον καὶ κατὰ πάντα εὐνομωτάτη διαφερόντως: cf. also Gorg. 487B αἰσχυντηροτέρω μᾶλλον τοῦ δέοντος. Various suggestions have been proposed, but the text is sound.

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