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δοκεῖ γάρ μοι. “My sentence is,” an official formula: cf. Dem. I. 2, IV. 17. Hence the point of Socrates' phrase ἐναντία ψηφιεῖται, four lines below.

λόγον...ἔπαινον. Cp. 214 B, Phaedrus 260 B συντιθεὶς λόγον ἔπαινον κατὰ τοῦ ὄνου.

ἐπὶ δεξιὰ. “From left to right”: cp. Rep. 420 E (with Adam's note); Theaet. 175 E. Critias 2. 7 καὶ προπόσεις ὀρέγειν ἐπιδέξια.

κάλλιστον. Notice that, in Eryximachus' view, the first requisite is κάλλος, and contrast the view of Socrates in 198 D ff.

πατὴρ τοῦ λόγου. I.e. εἰσηγητὴς τοῦ λ., as Plutarch explains (Plat. Q. 1000 F): the same phrase recurs in Phaedrus 257 B, cp. Theaet. 164 E πατὴρ τοῦ μύθου: Lysis 214 A πατέρες τῆς σοφίας καὶ ἡγεμόνες.

τὰ ἐρωτικά. The objects or principles with which ἐρωτικὴ τέχνη (Phaedrus 257 A) is concerned; cp. 186 C, 212 B, Lysis 204 B. This passage is alluded to by Themist. Or. XIII. p. 161, Max. Tyr. diss. XXIV. p. 288: for its significance here, see Introd. § II. B.

οὔτε που...καὶ . καὶ is used rather than οὔτε because Pausanias and Agathon formed “ein Liebespaar” (Hug).

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