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ἐξελέγξας: the refutation consists in the proof, and the proof is at the same time a refutation. We must not insist on the priority of the aorist participle (H. 856 b); but the complex is to be considered, and from that point of view it would make no difference whether we had ἀποδείξεις ἐξελέγξας or ἀποδείξας ἐξελέγξεις.

δὲ δύναμις κτἑ.: contains one of the propositions on which Socrates bases the statement made above (466 e) and afterwards repeated, πῶς ἂν . . . μέγα δύναιντο. The other proposition is that the possession by the orators of the power of doing what they please is not a good possession.

ἐξελεγχθῇ: in the pregnant sense. “If by a refutation of the position taken he be not convinced.” Cf. 482 b.

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    • Plato, Gorgias, 466e
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