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χρύσεα χαλκείων. A “familiar quotation” from Il. VI. 235—6 (Γλαῦκος) ὃς πρὸς Τυδείδην Διομήδεα τεύχἐ ἄμειβεν | χρύσεα χαλκείων, ἑκατόμβοἰ ἐννεαβοίων. Later reff. to the proverb are frequent, e.g. Plut. adv. Stoic. 1063 E; Clem. Alex. Cohort. ad Gent. 71 C. Cp. Winter's Tale I. 2 “take eggs for money.” In χρύσεα there is an obvious allusion to the ἀγάλματα χρυσᾶ of 216 E.

τοι...ὄψις. For this idea of the inverse development of vision, cp. Laws 715 D, II. Alc. 150 D. Rettig thinks that in this passage there may lie a ref. to Phaedrus 253 D ff., and an indication that the views there put forward are crude and the book itself “eine jugendliche Schrift.”

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