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τῶν ἐλλογίμων ἀνδρῶν: a subjective, not an objective genitive: see E below, and 388 E, 390 D εἴ πού τινεςκαρτερίαικαὶ λέγονται καὶ πράττονται ὑπὸ ἐλλογίμων ἀνδρῶν with X 605 D.

ἐπιεικὴς ἀνὴρ -- προσδεῖται. This passage is full of Socratic colouring. οὖπερ καὶ ἑταῖρός ἐστι contains a suggestion that only good men can be comrades: cf. Xen. Mem. II 6. 19, 20 and Pl. Lys. 214 C. That death has no terrors for the good man is laid down in Ap. 41 C ff. The self-sufficiency of virtue was illustrated in the person of Socrates himself (Mem. 1 2. 14. IV 8. 11), and continually preached by him (Mem. II 6. 2, cf. IV 7. 1). Steinhart appears to me to exaggerate the force of αὐτάρκης when he characterises the doctrine of this passage as anti-christian (Einleitung p. 160).

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    • Plato, Apology, 41c
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