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εἰς τὰ ἔργα should be connected with σοφοῦ. The omission of εἰς in A^{1} (see cr. n.) is apparently accidental, for it occurs in all other MSS.

Θάλεώ τε -- καὶ Ἀναχάρσιος. Plato retains the Ionic genitive in the Ionic name: cf. Arist. Pol. A 11. 1259^{a} 6 Θάλεω τοῦ Μιλησίου. On Thales' useful discoveries see Zeller^{5} I p. 183 note 2. Anacharsis was credited by some authorities with the invention of the anchor and the potter's wheel (D. L. I 105).

ὁδόν τινα -- βίου Ὁμηρικήν. Yet in another and wider sense Homer was the founder of a ‘way of life,’ and the ὁδὸς Ὁμηρική, which Plato so strongly condemns in Books II and III, was in fact the ὁδὸς Ἑλληνική (Reber Platon u. die Poesie p. 25). From this point of view Plato's antagonism to Homer is only a symptom of his profound dissent from much that we are accustomed to regard as essentially characteristic of the Greek view of life. See on V 470 E and Bohne Wie gelangt P. zur Aufstellung s. Staatsideals, etc. p. 38.

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