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τὸ σὸν δὴ τοῦτο. An accus. absol., like τὸ λεγόμενον: “ut tuo illo utar” (Stallb.). Cp. Soph. 233 B, Euthyd. 284 C (with Schanz, nov. comm. pp. 76 f.). The ref. is to Ar. Nub. 362 ὅτι βρενθύει τ᾽ ἐν ταῖσιν ὁδοῖς καὶ τὠφθάλμω παραβάλλεις. The Clouds was not produced until the year after the battle of Delium, viz. 423 B.C.

βρενθυόμενος. “Stalking like a pelican” (Jowett): Schol. ad Nub. 362 βρενθύει: ἀποσεμνύνεις σεαυτὸν ἐν τῷ σχήματι καὶ ταυρηδὸν ὁρᾷς: κομπάζεις καὶ ὑπεροπτικῶς βαδίζεις: cp. Schol. ad Pax 25, ad Lysist. 887. “Nimirum ductum est verbum a βρένθος, quod significat avem aquaticam, frequenter ad paludes commorantem altisque pedibus incedentem” (Stallb.).

τὠφθαλμὼ παραβάλλων. “H. e. torno vultu oculos in obliquum vertens” (Stallb.). Rettig objects that this rendering is inconsistent with ἠρέμα φιλίους, and explains by “oculis prope admotis intueri, also scharf ansehen,” cp. Phaedo 103 A, Rep. 531 A. Ast gives “oculos in aliquid immotos habere intentos”: Reynders, τὸ βλέμμα ἄνω καὶ κάτω κινεῖν: Jowett, “rolling his eyes.”

ἠρέμα παρασκοπῶν. This verb is ἅπ. εἰρ. in Plato, and perhaps conveys a literary allusion: Rückert explains it to mean “oculis quasi comitari, observare, ut omnes motus lento oculorum motu notare videaris.”

δῆλος...πόρρωθεν. “Similiter Apollodorus, qui Socratis incessum imitatus est, τῶν οὖν...πόρρωθεν ἐκάλεσεν κτλ.” (Hommel).

ἑταῖρος. So Jahn, after Aristides t. II. p. 72: the more definite term is preferable, as Rettig argues against Teuffel. For confusion of the two words in the codd., cp. 183 C (crit. n.), and see Schanz, nov. comm. p. 59.

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