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ὅσον οὐδ᾽ ἂν εἷς. Cp. 214 D.

πλούσιος...τιμὴν ἔχων. Stallb. renders “aut praeterea honore aliquo ornatus,” distinguishing τιμή from κάλλος and πλοῦτος; whereas Rückert states that “τιμή dicta est h. l. de re, quae honorem habet efficitque τιμίᾳ, ita ut κάλλος et πλοῦτος etiam τιμαί esse possint.” Rettig supports Stallb., but probably the other two ἀγαθά are also classed in A.'s mind as τίμια. Cp. 178 C, 216 B: Pind. fr. inc. 25.

τῶν...μακαριζομένων. Sc. τιμῶν.

καὶ ἡμᾶς οὐδὲν εἶναι. “h. e. atque nos, qui talia magni faciamus nullo in numero habendos censet” (Stallb.). This,—or Rückert's “nos ipsos qui pulcri, qui divites sumus,”—seems to bring out rightly the point of the personal reference; in spite of Rettig, who writes “vollig fremd ist der Platonischen Stelle der Zusatz, welchen Stallb. hier macht.” For this use of οὐδὲν (=οὐδενὸς ἀξίους) cp. 219 A, 220 A. The attitude here ascribed to Socr. is very like that ascribed to his admirer Apollodorus in 173 C, D.

λέγω ὑμῖν. There is no objection, at least in A.'s speech, to this kind of parenthetic interjection (cp. οἴεσθε, D above); cp. Apol. 30 A, Thuc. VI. 37. 2, Eur. Med. 226. Similarly in Gorg. 464 C, 526 C “asseverandi causa orator ad ea quae maxime attendi vult addit illa φημί, λέγω” (see Vahlen op. Acad. I. 479). I am, however, inclined to suspect that the words are misplaced, and originally stood after ἀλλά, three lines lower down; if so, we should read ἀλλάλέγω ὑμῖνἐγὼ κτλ., or perhaps ἀλλὰ λέγω ὑμῖν ἐγὼ: this would serve to echo the ἀλλ᾽ ἐγὼ δηλώσω of D ad init. Cp. also 222 B δὴ καὶ σοὶ λέγω.

εἰρωνευόμενος. Schol. εἰρων.: ὑποκρινόμενος, χλευάζων. Cp. 218 D; Rep. 337 A αὕτη ἐκείνη εἰωθυῖα εἰρωνεία Σωκράτους.

τὰ ἐντὸς ἀγάλματα. See 215 A n.: ἄγαλμα, as ἐφ᾽ τις ἀγάλλεται, can fitly be applied to spiritual as well as material treasures: cp. the use of ἱερόν in Eur. Hel. 1002. This passage is cited in Procl. in Alc. I. p. 89; Clem. Alex. Strom. VII. 5, p. 846 P.: cp. Cic. de Legg. I. 22 “ingeniumque in se suum sicut simulacrum aliquod dedicatum putabit.”


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