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καὶ ἔστιν...Ἔρως. This clause is obviously open to suspicion as (1) anticipating the sense of ὅθεν δὴ κτλ., and (2) standing in partial contradiction to the later statement (181 D ad init.) οὐ γὰρ ἐρῶσι παίδων.

ὕβρεως ἀμοίρου. For ὕβρις as especially associated with juvenile “lustihead,” cp. Euthyd. 273 B ὑβριστὴς διὰ τὸ νέος εἶναι: Lysias XXIV. 16 ὑβρίζειν εἰκὸς... τοὺς ἔτι νέους καὶ νέαις ταῖς διανοίαις χρωμένους: Soph. fr. 705 ὕβρις δέ τοι...ἐν νέοις ἀνθεῖ τε καὶ φθίνει πάλιν.

ἔπιπνοι. “Driven by the spirit”: the only other exx. of the word in Plato are Crat. 428 C and Meno 99 D φαῖμεν ἂν θείους τε εἶναι καὶ ἐνθουσιάζειν, ἐπίπνους ὄντας καὶ κατεχομένους ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ (cp. 179 A n., 180 B n.).

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