ὡς δύναιτο κάλλιστον. Cp. Thuc. VII. 21 ναῦς ὡς δύνανται πλείστας πληροῦσιν (Madv. Gr. S. § 96): there is no need to insert ἄν, as Sauppe suggested. καὶ ἐκπέπωκας. “But have finished your draught.” μεθύοντα...παραβάλλειν. “μεθύοντα negligentius dictum est pro λόγον ἀνδρὸς μεθύοντος” (Wolf). For the brachylogy cp. 180 C μετὰ δὲ Φαῖδρον κτλ. (see note ad loc.); 217 D ἐν τῇ ἐχομένῃ ἐμοῦ κλίνῃ. With παραβάλλειν we must supply as subject τινα (with Rettig) rather than σε, i.e. Ἐρυξίμαχον (with Wolf). Of conjectures Bast's is the most plausible. Cp. Theogn. 627 αἰσχρόν τοι μεθύοντα παρ᾽ ἀνδράσι νηφόσι μεῖναι. For a stricture on ἔπαινοι μεθύοντος, see Phaedrus 240 E.
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