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1 Concerning the mutilated beginning of the dialogue see Introduction § 1.
2 For the metaphor cf. An Seni Respublica Gerenda Sit, 787 E, and Plato, Philebus, 13 D; the meaning is guaranteed by ἀπωσθέντες (‘driven from our course’) infra. Of. the nautical metaphor with which Sulla interrupts Lamprias at 940 F infra (τὸν μῦθον . . . ἐξοκείλας).
3 The speaker and narrator of the dialogue is Lamprias, the brother of Plutarch; cf. 937 D, 940 F, 945 D, infra.
4 Cf. Plato, Phaedo, 77 E and 114 D, Republic, 608 A.