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τὴν φιλοσοφίαν i.e. the study of πολιτικοὶ λόγοι, as opp. to natural power or practical experience in them: cp. § 1, note on ἀλαζονεύεσθαι.

οὐδ᾽ ἂν ἐλάχιστον μέρος Cp. Lysias In Eratosth. § 22 (above, p. 70), ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἐβουλόμην ἂν αὐτοὺς ἀληθῆ λέγειν: μετῆν γὰρ ἂν καὶ ἐμοὶ τούτου τἀγαθοῦ οὐκ ἐλάχιστον μέρος.

τοὺς φλυαροῦντας Dobree would omit τούς, or change it to αὐτούς: needlessly, I think.

τὰς βλασφημίας ‘for I perceive that the slanders which arise do not touch the offenders only, but affect all who are engaged in the same pursuit’, — Isocr. regarding himself as a σοφιστής, though not ἀγελαῖος, ‘of the herd’; see introd. Cp. the Antidosis, the apology for his life, of which a great part (§§ 167 — 269) is devoted to answering κοινὴ περὶ τῶν σοφιστῶν διαβολή (§ 168).

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