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ναῦς κτἑ.: cf. 455 d.

εἶναι: equiv to ὀτι ἦσαν.

εἰς το αὐτὸ περιφερόμενοι: similar in form, but not in meaning, to the English phrase “argument in a circle,” i.e. a coming back again to the point of departure. Cf. Rep. v. 456 b ἥκομεν εἰς τὰ πρότερα περιφερόμενοι.

ἀλλήλων: is to be connected, as a kind of subjective or possessive gen., with the following indirect question. See H. 733; Kr. 47, 10, 8. “Each other's language.”

διττὴ κτἑ.: notice the position of the τὶς, which belongs to διττή, “a kind of doubled.” See on 491 c.

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