f. λέγειν, κατηγορεῖν
: indir. disc. for impf. indicative. The κατηγορία
proper begins with ἃ δή
. The use of δή
implies a fact beyond controversy.
: Callicles with this turns to the surrounding listeners to give vent to his indignation. Cf. 467 b
, 505 c
.οὐ παύσεται φλυαρῶν
: Callicles, who looks upon all philosophical activity as φλυαρία
, objects to having dialectical treatment applied to him.εἰπέ μοι
: the asyndeton renders the question especially incisive, and hence is a measure of excitement. The question οὐκ αἰσχύνει
is a rhetorical imperative.
f. ὀνόματα θηρεύων
: the same image is employed in Theaet.
166 c, with the substantive ὀνομάτων θήρευσις
to denote logomachy, where the matter at issue has been quite forgotten.