: the word has its fundamental meaning. The question requires a double
answer. Cf. Lach.
188 c ἁπλοῦν τό γ᾽ ἐμὸν περὶ λόγων ἐστίν, εἰ δὲ βούλει, οὐχ ἁπλοῦν, ἀλλὰ διπλοῦν. καὶ γὰρ ἂν δόξαιμί τῳ φιλόλογος εἶναι καὶ αὖ μισόλογος
. Cf. also 468 c ἁπλῶς οὕτως
εἰ γὰρ καί
does not belong to τοῦτο
, but to εἰ
. Socrates expresses himself as satisfied with the division made by Callicles, but recognizes even under this condition at least the possibility of a good, commendable rhetoric.
εἴτε ἡδίω εἴτε ἀηδέστερα
: Demosthenes, who in many speeches combats the πρὸς ἡδονήν
and πρὸς χάριν δημηγορεῖν
, says in Ol.
iii. 18, in harmony with Plato's teaching, ἀλλὰ δεῖ τὰ βέλτιστα ἀντὶ τῶν ἡδέων, ἂν μὴ συναμφότερα ἐξῇ, λαμβάνειν