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ἀλλ᾽ ἄρα. As διεκωλύομεν is certainly interrogative, Ast conjectured ἆρα for ἄρα, but ἄρα (nimirum) is regularly present in a fortiori arguments of this kind, either in the δέ clause (Ap. 34 C, 37 C, D, Crito 46 D) or in both (Crito 50 E, Prot. 325 B, C). In place of the second ἄρα is here written δὴ (τὰ δὲ δὴ περὶ τὸν πόλεμον κτλ.). For the combination ἀλλ᾽ ἄρα cf. Soph. 243 E ἀλλ̓ ἄρα τὰ ἄμφω βούλεσθε καλεῖν ὄν; Ἴσως. ἀλλὰ σκυτοτόμον. See cr. n. and Introd. § 5. The homoioteleuton as well as the presence of the clause ἵνα—γίγνοιτο is in favour of the genuineness of these words: and the construction itself, which requires ἐκελεύομεν or the like to be supplied out of διεκωλύομεν (see Heindorf on Gorg. 457 C and Kühner Gr. Gr. II p. 1072), is too idiomatic to have been readily invented by a scribe. ἐφ᾽ ᾧ: with σχολὴν ἄγων (Schneider): cf. Ap. 36 D. The phraseology here recalls 370 B and C.
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