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περὶ τί: ‘περί with acc., ordinarily of action; περί with gen., ordinarily of thought or speech; but thought or speech may be considered as action, and shifts are not uncommon.’ B.L.G. Cf. περὶ τῆς ῥητορικῆς below (12).

νὴ τὴν ῞Ηραν: Socrates rarely uses the same oath twice in the same dialogue. Cf. νὴ τὸν κύνα 466 c, μὰ τὸν;466 e, Δἴ 470 e, 516 d, τὸν κύνα τὸν Αἰγυπτίων θεόν 482 b, τὸν Ζῆθον 489 e. See on 463 d.

ὅτι ἀποκρίνῃ: the explanatory clause freq. borders on the causal, as here.

πάνυ ἐπιεικῶς: fairly well. In this self-laudation, Gorgias has in view only the form of his answers without reference to their connexion with the subject-matter. He only wants to show that he is a master of brachylogy, and therefore answers in the shortest formulae of affirmation and negation.

ἐπιστήμη: not really different from τέχνη, inasmuch as the orator is ἐπιστήμων ῥητορικῆς τέχνης.

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    • Plato, Gorgias, 463d
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