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ποιμαίνειν. See cr. n. Cobet (Mnem. IX p. 355) calls for πιαίνειν, but the “addita verba καθ᾽ ὅσον ποιμήν ἐστιν circa universum pastoris negotium errantem a Socrate Thrasymachum notari docent” (Schneider). How Thrasymachus errs is explained in οὐ πρὸς τὸ κτλ. πιαίνειν might perhaps be read, if the ἀλλά clause is taken closely with what precedes: you did not think it necessary (says Socrates) to adhere rigidly to the genuine shepherd, but think he fattens his sheep qua shepherd. In that case, however, we should expect ἀλλ᾽ οὐ—βλέπειν in place of οὐ—βλέποντα, to form the antithesis to πιαίνειν.
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