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βορβόρῳ. The image is taken from Orphic theology: cf. II 363 D note

ἔν γε τῷ πρόσθεν. VI 511 D, E.

ἔστι δ᾽ , ὡς κτλ. Cf. Laws 864 A. Plato constantly reminds us that he has no fixed terminology (see Hirmer Entst. u. Komp. d. pl. Pol. p. 647 and Hirzel Der Dialog pp. 246 ff.), and the ancients were well aware of this fact, though modern interpreters of Plato too often forget it; see the references collected by Hermann Gesch. u. Syst., p. 573 note 106 and D. L. III 63 (quoted by Hirmer).

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