The division of κολακεία
given above was made without specifying the standard of division, and only enumerates the different varieties. Socrates now, at Gorgias' instance, reduces the whole subject to a regular system, by referring κολακεία
back to a higher species, θεραπεία
, on the basis of a distinction according to reality and appearance. Now, since θεραπεία
has for its object the εὐεξία τοῦ ἀνθρώπου
, we get two more points of view: (1) that of the object
), as composed of body
and (2) that of the treatment
, as being either positive
οἷον τοιόνδε λέγω
: is a formula for introducing an example or a special case in illustration of a general statement.
εὖ ἔχειν τὰ σώματα
: τὰ σώματα
here, as well as τὸ σῶμα καὶ τὴν ψυχήν
below, is acc. of specification. H. 718 a.
: the article is used on account of its reference to what has just been described. This is more definitely given in the ὅτι
(relative) clause which follows.
ἔχει δὲ κτἑ.
: in this change of subject lies no ambiguity either to the Greek mind or to us. It was, besides, a regular way in Greek of expressing “although.” The subject is the same indefinite one which must be supplied as the object of the preceding ποιεῖ
. See on 456 d