: is said with bitter irony. Callicles shows here, as well as in 486 b
above, the code of morals prevalent at that time and which Xen. expresses in the praise awarded to Cyrus, Anab.
i. 9. 11 φάνερος ἦν εἴ τίς τι ἀγαθὸν ἢ κακὸν ποιήσειεν αὐτὸν, νικᾶν πειρώμενος
ἣν φῂς σὺ διώκειν
: as above 482 e φάσκων τὴν ἀλήθειαν διώκειν
: capacity to help
(one's self); i.e. to provide means for pleasure and to ward off hindrances. So also ἐπικουρεῖν
. Cf. below, the recapitulation of Socrates.
τὰ δὲ ἄλλα κτἑ.
: the subject, which at first is only inferred as the opposite of the three qualities specified, is nearer specified first by the characteristic addition τὰ καλλωπίσματα
) and then by a definite expression which at the same time shows Callicles' opinion.
: is predicate.