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51. περὶ τῆς ἐπιστήμης ὥσπερ περί: see the reference in the last note. Aristotle alludes to this passage in Eth. Nic. VII. 2. 1145b. 23 δεινὸν γὰρ ἐπιστήμης ἐνούσης, ὡς ᾤετο Σωκράτης, ἄλλο τι κρατεῖν καὶ περιέλκειν αὐτὴν ὥσπερ ἀνδράποδον.

54. ἐάνπερ γιγνώσκῃμὴ ἂν κρατηθῆναι: a frequent theme in Plato, e.g. Meno, 77B ff., Gorg. 466D ff., two passages which contain much in common with the discussion in this and the next chapter.

56. ἂν : the reading of Stephanus; B has , T ἂν .

59. αἰσχρὸνμὴ οὐχί. Goodwin, M.T. p. 327, § 817. As a σοφιστής himself Protagoras must exalt σοφία.

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