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ἐπιλείπῃ. The present has better MS authority, and is intrinsically more appropriate than the aorist: “nam et ei quod sequitur ξυνειλεγμένον magis respondet et eo ipso temporis puncto quo patrimonium deficere incipit filium istum ad latrocinia et sacrilegia abripi accuratius significat” (Heller Cur. Crit. p. 4). Contrast VIII 568 E note

ἐφάψεται: ‘put himself in touch with’ (sich in Berührung setzen Schneider). The delicate euphemism is missed by the English translators.

ἱερόν τι νεωκορήσει: ‘will sweep out a temple.’ The euphemism may be illustrated by Cicero's jest about Verres, “futurum ut omnia verreret” (Quint. VI 3. 55). Suidas has νεωκορήσει. ἐνίοτε ἀντὶ τοῦ ἱεροσυλήσει: κορεῖν γὰρ λέγουσι τὸ καλλύνειν, τὸ σαροῦν (‘sweep’) καὶ ἐκκαλλύνειν. The explanation of the Scholiast is less accurate. See also Shück de Scholiis p. 34 and Photius I p. 103 (ed. Porson) ἱερόν τι νεωκορήσας: εὐφημότερον ἀντὶ τοῦ ἱεροσυλήσας (as emended by Schneider). L. and S. say that νεωκόρος does not mean ‘templesweeper’ till Philo, but the present passage shews that this meaning is at least as old as Plato.

δικαίας. The letters αια are written over an erasure in A, so that the scribe may have originally written δίκας, which appears in all other MSS. The Scholiast read δικαίας, as appears from his paraphrase τῶν δοξῶν τῶν ἀγαθῶν, ἃς πάλαι εἶχεν, and no one, since Bekker, has adopted δίκας except Stallbaum. τὰς δίκας ποιουμένας is indefensible, and χρηστάς in 573 B, to which Plato here refers, proves δικαίας right.

ποιουμένας κτλ . ποιουμένας = ‘accounted’: see on VI 498 A. The words ἐκ δουλείας λελυμέναι correspond to VIII 567 E. ὄναρ is an adverbial accusative: cf. VII 520 C note The expression ἐν ὕπνῳ, though excised by Cobet (V. L.^{2} p. 525), is quite in keeping with Plato's ubertas orationis.

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