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ἀληθέστατα here and in ἀληθέστατα εἶναι below contains a hint of the theory which is afterwards developed in 585 B ff., where the various kinds of pleasure are shewn to be different in respect of reality and truth.

φιλόνικος. See on 581 B.

ἀνάγκη, ἔφη κτλ. supplies the apodosis to ἐπειδὴλόγῳ: cf. supra 577 B note

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