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ὅπερ ἀρχόμενος εἶπον. See 172 A ad init.

εἰ οὖν δεῖ...χρὴ. The comma is better placed before ταῦτα, with Usener and Burnet, than after it, with Hug and earlier editors. A similar turn of expression is Soph. Trach. 749εἰ χρὴ μαθεῖν σε, πάντα δὴ φωνεῖν χρεών” .

αὐτὸς ποιῶμαι. Here Apollodorus seems to claim to be no mere disciple, but himself an exponent of philosophy. So far as it goes this might indicate that Apollodorus represents the real author, Plato. For A.'s delight in philosophic λόγοι, cp. what is said of Phaedrus in Phaedrus 228 B, where Socr. too is called νοσῶν περὶ λόγων.

ὑπερφυῶς ὡς χαίρω. This may be explained as a mixture of two constructions, viz. (1) ὑπερφυές ἐστιν ὡς χαίρω, (2) ὑπερφυῶς χαίρω: it is found also in Gorg. 496 C, Phaedo 66 A, Theaet. 155 C (but in all these places some codd. and edd. omit ὡς).

χρηματιστικῶν. For this word in the masc., “money-makers,” cp. Rep. 581 C γε χρηματιστικὸς πρὸς τὸ κερδαίνειν τὴν τοῦ τιμᾶσθαι ἡδονὴν τὴν τοῦ μανθάνειν οὐδενὸς ἀξίαν φήσει εἶναι, εἰ μὴ εἴ τι αὐτῶν ἀργύριον ποιεῖ: also Phaedrus 248 D. In Meno 78 C (ἀγαθὰ...χρυσίον λέγω καὶ ἀργύριον κτᾶσθαι) we have an expression of the sentiments of a χρηματιστικός. For Apollodorus' sentiment, cp. Isocr. c. Soph. 291 D λέγουσι μὲν ὡς οὐδὲν δέονται χρημάτων, ἀργυρίδιον καὶ χρυσίδιον τὸν πλοῦτον ἀποκαλοῦντες (where the ref. is probably to Antisthenes): cp. also what Alcib. says of Socr., 216 E, 219 E. The glosshunting critics, strangely enough (as Vahlen remarks), have left the words ὑμᾶς τοὺς ἑταίρους unscathed.

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