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εἰς αὐτούς . εἰς (which Herwerden brackets) is used as in ὑβρίζειν εἰς.

αἰσθόμενος . αἰσθόμενον, which is read by Hermann and others, has no MS authority except a variant, perhaps an early variant, in A, and apparently also M. The anacoluthon will of course be scouted by many scholars; but although it is ungrammatical, no doubt, it is scarcely harsher than many anacolutha in Plato; see Schneider on IV 430 E and Engelhardt Anac. Pl. Spec. III p. 40, where numerous examples of the nominativus pendens are given. Plato begins as if he were going to write δοκεῖ μοι instead of μαντεύομαι: compare Ap. 21 C διασκοπῶν οὖν τοῦτονκαὶ διαλεγόμενος αὐτῷ, ἔδοξέ μοι κτλ., where ἔδοξέ μοι is substituted for ἔγνων or the like. Here the nominative seems to me to emphasize the contrast with ἐν χρόνῳεἰδείη better than the accusative could have done; but in any case it is safer to retain than to expunge such echoes of conversational style in Plato wherever the weight of MS evidence is in their favour. For this reason I now, with Schneider and others, revert to αἰσθόμενος.

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