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τοῦ -- ἐπιστάτου. Some MSS (including Ξ and q) omit τοῦ, and no precise parallel has yet been adduced for τοιοῦτός τις used in this way. In IX 581 E, cited by Schneider (Addit. p. 27), Paris A has ἐν τοιούτῳ τινί, not ἐν τῷ τοιούτῳ τινί. The article may perhaps be justified by the description of the ἐπιστάτης in the last sentence, and τινὸς taken closely with τοιούτου (‘some such superintendent as we have described’); but there is certainly some ground for suspecting interpolation (with Bekker and others). The ἐπιστάτης, as Jowett observes, is a sort of minister of education, such as we find in Laws 765 D ff. The same function is in Pol. 308 D ff. assigned to the Regal or Political Art.

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