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αἰσχυνομένων ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν. For this construction cp. Euthyd. 305 A, Charm. 175 D. With the whole of this passage cp. Xen. Symp. IV. 15, VIII. 12 ff.: Isocr. Hel. 219 B μόνους αὐτοὺς (sc. τοὺς καλοὺς) ὥσπερ τοὺς θεοὺς οὐκ ἀπαγορεύομεν θεραπεύοντες, ἀλλ᾽ ἥδιον δουλεύομεν τοῖς τοιούτοις τῶν ἄλλων ἄρχομεν...καὶ τοὺς μὲν ὑπ᾽ ἄλλῃ τινὶ δυνάμει γιγνομένους λοιδοροῦμεν καὶ κόλακας ἀποκαλοῦμεν, τοὺς δὲ τῷ κάλλει λατρεύοντες φιλοκάλους καὶ φιλοπόνους εἶναι νομίζομεν (with which cp. also 184 C below).

τῷ δ᾽ ἐρῶντι...διαπραττομένου. For the gen. absolute after a dative, cp. Laws 839 B ἡμῖν τις παραστὰς ἀνὴρ...λοιδορήσειεν ἂν ὡς ἀνόητα...τιθέντων: Phileb. 44 C is a less certain case. For the sense of the passage, cp. Bacon, Essay x. (Of Love): “It is a strange thing to note the excesse of this passion; and how it braves the nature and value of things; by this, that the speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but in Love.

ὥς γε λέγουσιν κτλ. These words qualify the following, not the preceding, clause: Pausanias himself censures perjury in 183 E. For ὥς γε, cp. Rep. 352 D, 432 B.

ἀφροδίσιον γὰρ ὅρκον κτλ. This proverbial expression is found in two forms,—ἀφροδίσιος ὅρκος οὐ δάκνει (Hesych.) and ἀφρ. ὅρκος οὐκ ἐμποίνιμος (Suid.). The Scholiast quotes Hesiod (fr. 5 G.) ἐκ τοῦδ᾽ ὅρκον ἔθηκεν ἀμείνονα (ἀπήμονα G. Hermann) ἀνθρώποισι | νοσφιδίων ἔργων πέρι Κύπριδος. Cp. Soph. fr. 694 ὅρκους δὲ μοιχῶν εἰς τέφραν ἐγὼ γράφω: Callim. Epigr. 27 (Anth. Pal. v. 5. 3) ἀλλὰ λέγουσιν ἀληθέα, τοὺς ἐν ἔρωτι | ὅρκους μὴ δύνειν οὔατ᾽ ἐς ἀθανάτων: Aristaen. II. 20: Ov. A. A. I. 633Iuppiter ex alto periuria ridet amantum” : Tibull. I. 4. 21 ff. nec iurare time: Veneris periuria venti | irrita... ferunt, etc. As to the text, the parallels quoted lead us to expect a fuller expression. Hertz's ὅρκον <ὅρκον>, adopted by Hug, is ingenious but rather weak in sense. I prefer to insert κύριον (abbreviated κο_ν) after ὅρκον. For κύριος, “valid,” cp. Laws 926 D: Ep. vi. 323 C, and see L. and S. s.v. II. 2: οὐ κύριος is equiv. to ἄκυρος, irritus. To Jahn's insertion <ἐμποίνιμον> Teuffel rightly objects that it smacks but little of the proverbial manner.

καὶ οἱ θεοὶ καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι. This seems to balance the statement made by Phaedrus, 179 C—D.

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