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ἀποκνητέον. I have reverted to the MS reading. Bekker's emendation ἀποκμητέον is very attractive, but ἀποκνητέον gives excellent sense (cf. I 349 A), and there is no real reason why Glauco should repeat the word employed by Socrates (see on V 465 E); nor does there appear to be any instance in Greek literature of the verbal of ἀποκάμνω.

ἄξια θέας. Plato does not claim that his enumeration of degenerate commonwealths is complete. Cf. VIII 544 D.

ἓν -- κακίας. An old Pythagorean principle, whence the parade with which Plato announces it. See Arist. Met. I 5. 986^{a} 22 ff. (RP.^{7} § 55) and Eth. Nic. I 4. 1096^{b} 6 with Stewart's note.

εἴδη ἔχοντες: ‘having’ (i.e. as we should say ‘forming’) ‘specific kinds’: cf. VIII 544 D.

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