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δαιμονίῳ. Cp. 202 D.

καὶ οὐδὲ ταῦτα κτλ. Alcib.'s fourth appeal to Socr. for confirmation, cp. 217 B.

τοσοῦτον. “Dictum est δεικτικῶς et per quandam exclamationem ut significet: mirum quantum me vicit” (Stallb.): Rückert and Hommel, on the other hand, suppose that “sequi debebat ὥστε” so as to give the sense “ut non aliter ab eo surrexerim,” etc. (Rückert), or ὥστε καὶ καταφρονῆσαι κτλ. (Hommel). Rückert's view, which explains the change of construction as due to the intervening parenthesis, seems the most probable.

περιεγένετό κτλ. Alcib. is fond of piling up synonyms by way of emphasis; cp. 207 A, 219 D, 221 E.

ὕβρισε . ὕβρις is a vox propria in erotic literature for the “spretae iniuria formae”; cp. Anthol. Pal. V. 213 οὐκ οἴσω τὰν ἀπάλαιστρον ὕβριν.

Anacreon fr. 129 ὑβρισταὶ καὶ ἀτάσθαλοι (Ἀνακρέων ἀπειλεῖ τοῖς Ἔρωσιν... ἐπειδήπερ ἑώρα τὸν ἔφηβον ὀλίγον αὐτοῦ φροντίζοντα...εἰ μὴ αὐτῷ τιτρώσκοιεν αὐτίκα τὸν ἔφηβον κτλ.). Cp. Spenser's, “Thou hast enfrosen her disdainefull brest,” and “Whilst thou tyrant Love doest laugh and scorne At their complaints, making their paine thy play, Whylest they lie languishing like thrals forlorne” (cp. καταδεδουλωμένος 219 E below).

καὶ περὶ ἐκεῖνο <ο> γε κτλ. So I have ventured to write on the strength of the evidence of the Papyrus.

Rettig keeps the Bodleian κεῖνο, as tolerable “in hac Alcibiadis oratione singularia amantis,” and refers to Poppo ad Thuc. VIII. 86, Lob. ad Phryn. p. 7, and other authorities: but to bolster up the double anomaly “vain is the strength of man”: if κεῖνο be retained we must assume prodelision (᾿κεῖνο).

τὶ εἶναι. “Magni quid esse” (Rückert): cp. Gorg. 472 A: it is the opposite of οὐδὲν εἶναι, 216 E, 219 A.

δικασταὶ. Alcib. appeals to the audience to try the case, the notion of a lawsuit (γραφὴ ὕβρεως) having been suggested by the word ὕβρισεν. We have already had, in this speech, terms suggestive of legal proceedings, viz. 214 D τιμωρήσωμαι ὑμῶν ἐναντίον: 215 B μάρτυρας παρέξομαι: and δικαστής itself was already used by Agathon in 175 E.

μὰ θεούς, μὰ θεάς. Such an invocation of the whole pantheon is unusual, but cp. Tim. 27 C.

οὐδὲν περιττότερον. Haud aliter, cp. Isocr. III. 43.

καταδεδαρθηκὼς. Cp. 223 C, Apol. 40 D. For the incident cp. Petron. 128 non tam intactus Alcibiades in praeceptoris sui lecto iacuit: Lucian vit. auct. 15; Corn. Nep. Alcib. c. ii.

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