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Ἀριστόδημος. See Introd. § II. A.

Κυδαθηναιεύς. Schol. Κυδαθήναιον: δῆμος ἐν ἄστει τῆς Πανδιονίδος φυλῆς. καλεῖται δὲ καὶ Κύδαθον. The poet Aristophanes also belonged to this deme.

ἀνυπόδητος. In this peculiarity A. imitated Socrates, see 174 A, 220 B, Ar. Nub. 103 τοὺς ἀνυποδήτους λέγεις: | ὧν κακοδαίμων Σωκράτης καὶ Χαιρεφῶν, ibid. 362. It is a peculiarity which would appeal to disciples with a penchant for the simple life, such as those of the Cynic persuasion.

ἐραστὴς. “An admirer.” Cp. the application of ἑταῖρος in 172 B supra.

ἐκείνου...ἐκεῖνος. Both pronouns refer to the same person, Aristodemus. The statement here made is not without significance, see Introd. § II. A.

Τί οὖν...οὐ διηγήσω. “Haec interrogatio alacritatem quandam animi et aviditatem sciendi indicat” (Stallb.). Cp. Meno 92 D (with E. S. Thompson's note, where a full list of the Platonic exx. is given).

πάντως δὲ κτλ. “For to be sure,” confirming the preceding clause with a new argument. A good parallel is Laws I. 625 A πάντως δ᾽ γε ἐκ Κνωσοῦ ὁδὸς εἰς τὸ τοῦ Διὸς ἄντρον καὶ ἱερόν, ὡς ἀκούομεν, ἱκανή.

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