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Speech of Eryximachus

πτάρε. Cp. Hippocr. Aphor. VI. 13 ὑπὸ λυγμοῦ ἐχομένῳ πταρμοὶ ἐπιγενόμενοι λύουσι τὸν λυγμόν: Arist. Probl. 33.

Οὐκ ἂν φθάνοις λέγων. A familiar idiom: “the sooner you speak the better” (see Goodwin G. M. T. § 894): more rarely of 1st person, 214 E infra.

οὐχ ἱκανῶς. Schanz's οὐχὶ καλῶς is ingenious but needless: for a similar variety in antithesis Vahlen cites Theaet. 187 E κρεῖττον γάρ που σμικρὸν εὖ πολὺ μὴ ἱκανῶς περᾶναι. For δεῖν redundant cp. Alc. II. 144 D, 146 B, Rep. 535 A, Laws 731 D, E: Schanz in nov. comm. p. 83 regards both ἀναγκαῖον εἶναι and δεῖν ἐμέ as interpolations by copyists who failed to see the force of δοκεῖ=aptum videtur; but in his text he excises only δεῖν: against this, see Teuffel, Rh. Mus. XXIX. p. 140.

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    • Plato, Laws, 731d
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