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τελευτῶν -- ἀγαθόν. Cf. 424 A ἐάνπερ ἅπαξ ὁρμήσῃ εὖ, ἔρχεται ὥσπερ κύκλος αὐξανομένη.

οὐκ ἂν ἔτι. On ἔτι see III 412 B note

τί δέ; κτλ. ‘Once more: in heaven's name, said I, these markettroubles about contracts which the different classes of citizens make with one another in the market-place etc.—shall we condescend to make laws about any of them?’ I have placed a mark of interrogation after τί δέ (quid vero?): cf. 422 D note and 426 A. This increases the emphasis on πρὸς θεῶν: cf. I 332 C πρὸς Διός, ἦν δ᾽ ἐγώ, εἰ οὖν κτλ. Herwerden puts the pause after τάδε, where it is less suitable; others wrongly omit the word. ταδε (see cr. n.) cannot well be dispensed with: it means ‘these familiar’: cf. III 403 E, and for the omission in A Introd. § 5. Herwerden also cuts out ἀγοραῖα on account of κατ᾽ ἀγοράν, but the reduplication is quite in Plato's way. The postponement of throws emphasis on κατ᾽ ἀγοράν, and thereby helps to contrast ἀγοραῖα ξυμβόλαια with χειροτεχνικά etc.: cf. III 390 B. It is natural to see in this sentence a reference to the judicial and mercantile arrangements of Athens and her empire: see 424 D note

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