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10. ἐγὼ γὰρ λέγω: i.e. ‘I mean’ not ‘I say’: cf. below, l. 23 in E. Socrates puts his question in a different form inviting an affirmative answer. After the ἡδέα following Heindorf would insert τὰ ἡδέα, but the subject is easily supplied.

11. μὴ εἴ τιἄλλο. So B and the first hand in T. The clause εἴ τιἄλλο defines negatively the meaning of κατὰ τοῦτο, as καθ᾽ ἡδέα ἐστίν defined it positively. μή deprecates or forbids the possible misunderstanding: its use in the idiomatic μὴ ὅτι is the same in kind: see above on 319D To read εἰ μή τι (with the second hand in T) would be to beg the whole question—that step is not reached till 353D

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