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μὰ τὸν Ζῆθον: with μά we always infer the negative. The allusion to Zethus, whom Callicles had brought forward as an authority, has a very comic effect.

ἀλλ᾽ ἴθι: see on 451 a.

ὁρᾷς κτἑ.: alludes to 489 c, where βέλτιον and κρεῖττον were said by Callicles to be identical. Here he characterizes the βελτίους as ἀμείνους, showing, as Socrates declares in δηλοῖς οὐδέν, that at this time there was no distinction of consequence between these two words.

οὐκ ἐρεῖς: again asyndetic, as above in b.

φρονιμωτέρους: excludes the ambiguity which was still possible with ἰσχυρότερος.

μὴ φρονούντων: the con

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