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ὑγιὴς -- ἀπηλλάγη. He regains his health on losing his doctor, or if he dies, dies without help. Cf. Plut. Apophth. Lac. 231 A τοῦ δὲ ἰατροῦ εἰπόντος αὐτῷ, Γέρων γέγονας, Διότι, εἶπεν, οὐκ ἐχρησάμην σοι ἰατρῷ. (The anecdote is told of Pausanias the Spartan king.)

ἦν. The carpenter is now dismissed: hence the imperfect ἦν, which should be retained in translating. Stallbaum (followed by J. and C.) explains ἦν as the ‘philosophic’ imperfect=ἐστίν, ὡς ἄρτι ἐλέγομεν (in 406 C). This is much less simple and lively. “Wohl weil er ein Geschäft hatte, bei dessen Unterlassung es ihm nicht erspriesslich war zu leben?” Schneider, rightly. Cf. II 361 C note

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