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25 f.

τοῦτο γὰρ πρὸς σὲ λέγω: brings up again Polus' persistent efforts to make Socrates say that rhetoric was καλόν (462 c, 463 d, e).

στοχάζεται: here equiv. to aim at; above 464 c in the derived mean ing guess at.

ἄνευ τοῦ βελτίστου: is brachylogic. Without regard to what is best.

ὧν προσφέρει: denotes the means which each employs, and whereby it works upon others.

ὥστε . . . μὴ ἔχειν: the μή could very well be omitted, but Greek usage sanctions the redundancy.

ὑποσχεῖν λογόν: to render account. Cf. Prot. 338 d πάλιν οὗτος ἐμοὶ λόγον ὑποσχέτω.

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