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ὡμολόγηται. See 486 C, 486 A, B: and cf. also 490 C.

παισίν. See cr. n. πᾶσιν is retained by Schneider, who takes it as masculine and ἅπασιν as neuter. Herwerden also approves of πᾶσιν: but εὐθὺς ἐν παισίν (which most of the editors adopt) gives the only correct antithesis to ἐπειδὰν πρεσβύτερος γίγνηται (‘when he is growing older’). α and αι are easily interchanged in ninth century MSS: see Introd. § 5.

φυῇ. Herwerden proposes φύσῃ προσφερές, comparing Soph. Ajax 1077 κἂν σῶμα γεννήσῃ μέγα, but no change is necessary, as Herwerden himself allows. For προσφερής, some inferior MSS have προσφερές, an easier, but less elegant and idiomatic reading. Schneider also points out that if Plato had written προσφερές, he ought to have added αὐτοῦ with τὸ σῶμα.

ὑποκείσονται=‘they will lie prostrate at his feet’ is the future perfect of ὑποπίπτω. ὑποπεσοῦνται, which Herwerden conjectures, would be less expressive, and denote an act, or series of acts, instead of a never-wearying attitude of supplication and adoration. They so to speak besiege his soul with flatteries and prayers.

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