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εἰ μὴ κωφός γ᾽ εἰμί: “otherwise I would have to be deaf.” Cf. Prot. 349 e κάλλιστον . . . εἰ μὴ μαίνομαί γε.

πολλάκις: 486 b, 466 c, et al.

ἀποκτενεῖ μὲν κτἑ.: cf. Plut. Agis 20 μὲν οὖν Ἆγις ἐπὶ τὴν στραλλάλην πορευόμενος, ὡς εἶδέ τινα τῶν ὑπηρετῶν δακρύοντα καὶ περιπαθοῦντα, “παῦσαί μεεἶπεν, “ ἄνθρωπε, κλαίων. καὶ γὰρ οὕτως παρανόμως καὶ ἀδίκως ἀπολλύμενος κρείττων εἰμὶ τῶν ἀναιρούντων.”

καὶ τὸ ἀγανακτητόν : καὶ is climactic and the art. emphatic. “So far from this circumstance mitigating the outrage, is it not just the revolting part of it,” i.e. especially revolting? Callicles puts himself in the place of the one who suffers the wrong, but with a feeling quite the reverse to that of Agis, quoted in the preceding note. In a similar manner Apollodorus says in [Xen.] Apol. 28 Ἀλλὰ τοῦτο ἔγωγε, Σώκρατες, χαλεπώτατα φέρω ὅτι ὁρῶ σε ἀδί- κως ἀποθνῄσκοντα. τὸν δὲ λέγεται καταψήσαντα αὐτοῦ τὴν κεφαλὴν εἰπεῖν, Σὺ δέ, φίλτατε Ἀπολλόδωρε, μᾶλλον ἂν ἐβούλου με ὁρᾶν δικαίως ἀποθνῄ σκοντα;

ὡς λόγος σημαίνει: assumes that the statement has already been proved by the course of the argument. Cf. 527 c.

52 f.

δεῖν . . . ζῆν: against such an over-valuation of life Socrates declares himself also in Apol. 28, 29; Crito 48 b.

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