ἀλλὰ τί ἂν λέγοις
: what would one have to say?
“One need not waste words over such people.” Callicles, although at bottom himself a sophist, affects to despise the class in accordance with Gorgias' view concerning them. See Introd. § 8, especially note 22.
: has here much the force of “occasionally.” See on 518 c
: emphatic asyndeton, which as an answer to the question immediately preceding has the effect of a negation.
ἢ ἐγγὺς κτἑ.
: on the use of the adverb, see Kr. 62, 2, 4. τὶ
goes with it as τὶς
with the adj., “pretty nearly.” See on 491 c