ἔστι γάρ. Sc. σοφός: cp. Simon. 5. 10 θεὸς ἂν μόνος τοῦτ᾽ ἔχοι γέρας (sc. ἐσθλὸν ἔμμεναι). For the midway position of the φιλόσοφος, cp. Phaedrus 278 D, Lysis 218 A; Plotin. Enn. VI. 7. 35 ff. αὐτὸ γὰρ τοῦτό κτλ. “Precisely herein is ignorance a grievous thing, (viz.) that” etc. If, with Stallb., we take αὐτὸ τοῦτο as adverbial accus. of respect, with τὸ μὴ...ἱκανόν as an epexegetic supplement, no emendation is required. For the neuter χαλεπὸν in appos. to ἀμαθία, cp. 176 D, Phileb. 12 C.
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