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οὐκ αὖ -- τοῦτό γε: sc. οἴομαι. The point of αὖ is that Adimantus returned an affirmative answer last time (426 D). οὐκ ἄν, which is generally read, has not sufficient authority, and is difficult to justify. For οὐκ αὖ cf. III 393 D and infra 442 A.

πάντων χαριέστατοι. To this perhaps Isocrates replies in Antid. 62 χαριέντως μὲν εἰρῆσθαι ταῦτα φήσουσι, τὸ γὰρ εὖ φθονήσουσιν εἰπεῖν (Dümmler l.c.).

νομοθετοῦντες κτλ. It improves the rhetorical effect to treat all the participles as coordinate, instead of making the first two dependent on the third, or the third subordinate to them. For this reason I have placed a comma after ἐπανορθοῦντες.

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