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διατεταμένους. Here and in VI 501 C Ξ (with a few other MSS) reads διατεταγμένους, which is less appropriate: “nulla enim τάξις in turba tumultuantium” (Stallbaum). Cf. 462 C note

ὡς -- ἐργασομένους: “intending to do heaven knows what” (Jowett). The phrase is idiomatic in Plato for any excess of ill-regulated zeal: cf. Ap. 35 A with my note ad loc.

τῷ ὄντι -- δίκην: ‘you will learn to your cost what flouting means.’ τῷ ὄντι indicates that τωθαζόμενος is to be taken in the fullest sense of the word: cf. IX 579 D, I 343 C, VI 511 B notes τωθάζω always implies personal abuse, often of an indecent kind: see Cope's interesting account of the word in Aristotle's Rhetoric Vol. II pp. 49 f.

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