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καὶ κτλ. ‘Or even if they view them in this light, will you deny that they will change their opinion?’ Baiter's correction—see cr. n.—is, as I now think, the simplest, and best explains the corruption. I can see no ground for writing ἐὰν οὕτω αἴσθωνται or ἐὰν τοῦτ᾽ αἴσθωνται with Richards. With οὐ φήσεις cf. VII 534 B. For other views on this passage see App. IV.

πρᾶον is an allusion to the universally admitted πραότης of the Athenian δῆμος; see Arist. Ath. Pol. 22. 4 τῇ εἰωθυίᾳ τοῦ δήμου πραότητι (where Sandys quotes Dem. Timocr. 51) with Isocr. Antid. 20, 300. Hence (as Schneider points out) δημοτικόν τι καὶ πρᾶον in Euthyd. 303 D. Cf. also Soph. O. C. 1126 f.

ἐν ὀλίγοις τισίν. Dümmler (Chr. Beit. p. 45) thinks of Isocrates, but there is nothing to suggest a specific reference here.

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