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χαρίζεσθαι ἐρασταῖς. χαρίζεσθαι, obsequi, “to grant favours”—the converse of διαπράξασθαι—is a vox propria in this connexion: cp. Schol. ad Phaedrus 227 C τὸ χαριστέον ἐστὶν...τὸ πρὸς ἀφροδίσιον ἑαυτὸν συνουσίαν ἐπιδιδόναι τινί. For the sentiment here disputed, see Xen. Symp. VIII. 19 ff.; Mem. I. 2. 29; and the paradox in Phaedrus 233 E ἴσως προσήκει οὐ τοῖς σφόδρα δεομένοις χαρίζεσθαι. Aeschines I. 136 agrees with Pausanias.

τὴν ἀκαιρίαν. “Impropriety” or “tactlessness”: for exx. of such ἀκαιρία, see 181 D, Phaedrus 231 D ff.

...νόμος . νόμος here includes both “law” proper and “public sentiment” or “custom” (“die Anschauungen des Volkes,” Hug) which are distinguished in Dem. de Cor. 114: cp. Thuc. VI. 18. 7: but in Thuc. VI. 16. 2 νόμος is “custom.”


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