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ἀγάλματα...θεῶν. Cp. 222 A, Phaedrus 251 A.

φημὶ αὖ κτλ. This second comparison arises out of the first, since the Satyr is himself akin to the Sileni: on the connexion between the two (as both originally horse-demons) see Harrison, Proleg. p. 388. Schol.: Μαρσύας δὲ αὐλητής, Ὀλύμπου υἱός, ὃς...ἤρισεν Ἀπόλλωνι περὶ μουσικῆς καὶ ἡττήθη, καὶ ποινὴν δέδωκε τὸ δέρμα δαρείς, κτλ.

τό γε εἶδος. For the Satyr-like ugliness of Socr., cp. Schol. ad Ar. Nub. 223 ἐλέγετο δὲ Σωκράτης τὴν ὄψιν Σειλήνῳ παρεμφαίνειν: σιμός τε γὰρ καὶ φαλακρὸς ἦν: Theaet. 143 E προσέοικε δὲ σοὶ τήν τε σιμότητα καὶ τὸ ἔξω τῶν ὀμμάτων: ib. 209 B, Meno 80 A f.; Xen. Symp. IV. 19, V. 7.—δήπου <ἄν> ἀμφισβ. (cp. Meno 72 C) is another possible order of words.

ὑβριστὴς εἶ. “You are a mocker” or “a bully” (Jowett): so too Agathon had said, in 175 E. For the present Alcib. forbears to enlarge on this Satyr-like quality, but he resumes the subject in 216 C ff., see esp. 219 C, 222 A. Observe also that Alcib. is here turning the tables on Socr., who had brought practically the same charge against A. in 213 C, D. Schleierm.'s rendering, “Bist du übermüthig, oder nicht?”, is based on a wrong punctuation.

οὐκ αὐλητής. I.e. (as Schol. B puts it) εν ἤθει. ἐκείνου, sc. Μαρσύου.

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