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φλυαρεῖς ἐ̔χων: a manner of speech taken from the common life, and hence especially frequent in the comic poets. Cf. τί ἔχων ληρεῖς; (497 a), τί δῆτα ἔχων στρέφει; (Phaedr. 236 e), τί δῆτα διατρίβεις ἔχων; (Ar. Eccles. 1151). ἔχων seems to imply a kind of continual persistence. You still persist in talking nonsense.

τοιαῦτα, τοιάδε: correspond in usage to οὗτος and ὁδε. The article divides the examples into classes.

ὡς ἀεὶ κτἑ.: an exclamation implying a taunt, which was so often directed against Socrates i.e. (according to Xen. Mem. iv. 4. 6) by the sophist Hippias, who receives about the same answer that Callicles does here, with the ironical addition: σὺ δ᾽ ἴσως διὰ τὸ πολυμαθὴς εἶναι περὶ τῶν αὐτῶν οὐδέποτε τὰ αὐτὰ λέγεις. Cf. 482 a.

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