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3. ἐλέγομεν is more humble than λέγομεν—the idea is ‘used to call’ till you said it was wrong.

4. ἀκούετε δή: Socrates bespeaks ‘Attention!’ like a herald. ἀκούετε λεῴ (e.g. Ar. Peace, 551) was the usual way of beginning a proclamation at Athens. Cf. Apol. 20D, 32A, Theaet. 201D.

5. ἄλλο τι. This, the shorter form of this particle of interrogation, is probably not a deliberate abbreviation for ἄλλο τι . Thus ἄλλο τι τοῦτο ἀληθές ἐστιν = ‘this is true—anything else?’ i.e. isn't it?, the words being thrown in parenthetically like nicht wahr and n'est ce pas.

6. ἐν τοῖσδεοί̂ον: τοῖσδε would lead us to expect an enumeration of the cases: as it is, only examples are given. The effect of the Greek may be brought out by ‘in the following cases—that often for example, etc.’ With this punctuation it is needless to write (as Kroschel does) τοιοῖσδε for τοῖσδε.

8. γιγνώσκοντες ὅτι πονηρά ἐστιν: cf. Meno, 77C γὰρ δοκεῖ σοι, Μένων, γιγνώσκων τὰ κακὰ ὅτι κακά ἐστιν ὅμως ἐριθυμεῖν αὐτῶν; μάλιστα.

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