with acc., ordinarily of action; περί
with gen., ordinarily of thought
may be considered as action
, and shifts are not uncommon.’ B.L.G. Cf. περὶ τῆς ῥητορικῆς
νὴ τὴν ῞Ηραν
: Socrates rarely uses the same oath twice in the same dialogue. Cf. νὴ τὸν κύνα 466 c
, μὰ τὸν
, Δἴ 470 e
, 516 d
, τὸν κύνα τὸν Αἰγυπτίων θεόν 482 b
, τὸν Ζῆθον 489 e
. See on 463 d
: the explanatory clause freq. borders on the causal, as here.
: 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.
: not really different from τέχνη
, inasmuch as the orator is ἐπιστήμων ῥητορικῆς τέχνης