This word, which is not found in the passage referred to, is used generally instead of ἐπιτηδεύσεις, θεραπεῖαι
, as drawing more attention to the end in view (μεχρὶ ἡδονῆς
). The prep. shows that the contrivances are not claimed to reach ἡδονή
, but must be varied and directed until the object is compassed; hence παρασκευάζουσαι
is conative.αὐτὸ τοῦτο
: i.e. the general idea, ἡδονή
f. τῶν μέν, τῶν δέ
: take up αἱ μέν, αἱ δέ
. On the part. gen. with τιθέναι
, see G. 169, 2; H. 732 a.
: so 519 e
. Cf. Phaedr.
234 e εἰπὲ πρὸς Διὸς φιλίου
. This adjuration is designed to remind Callicles of his ostentatious profession of εὔνοια
, which he had so quickly forgotten.
: finds its correlative in μήτ᾽ αὖ τὰ παῤ ἐμοῦ
, while μηδέ
serves only to connect the two sections of the first member.ὅτι ἂν τύχῃς κτἑ.
: implies perverseness in addition to chance. Cf. 495 a
, b, and 499 c