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καλλιπόλει. Socrates rallies Glauco on his ‘braif toun.’ The word, as J. and C. point out, is full of tenderness and affection. Callipolis was the name of several cities in Greece (PapeBenseler Gr. Eigennam. s.v.), a fact which sufficiently refutes Herwerden's doubts as to the formation of the word: see also (with Schneider) Lobeck's Phrynichus pp. 600—607. Herwerden ought not to have revived the tasteless and prosaic conjectures καλῇ πόλει (Π^{2}) and καλλίστῃ πόλει (Ξ).

αὐτοῦ: viz. τοῦ μαθήματος.

καὶ δὴ καὶ κτλ. See on 526 B.

ἡμμένος τε. Herwerden excises τε, comparing 526 D; but the MSS are a safer guide.

527C - 528E Shall we prescribe Astronomy as our third subject? Glauco approves, pointing to its usefulness in practical affairs. After reproving his friend for advocating the Platonic curriculum chiefly on this ground, Socrates observes that the solid should first be studied in itself, and afterwards the solid in motion. In other words Stereometry should precede Astronomy. Although the problems of Stereometry are not yet solved, we may hope for success under proper guidance, and with the support of the State.

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