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ἐπιστήσας: “he halts them.” They would probably otherwise go their own way.

ὅτου ἐστιν: see on 447 d.

τοῦ μεγάλου βασιλεώς: why just this example is chosen, is seen from what is said in 470 e.

ἐπιλαβόμενος: see on 519 a.

κατεῖδεν: another case of ‘gnomic aorist,’ which gives a certain degree of liveliness to the recital. So εἶδεν, ἀπέπεμψεν. See on 484 a.

οὐδὲν ὑγιὲς ὂν κτἑ.: the following passage can be traced in Tac. Ann. vi. 6 neque frustra praestantissimus sapientiae firmare solitus est, si recludantur tyrannorum mentes, posse aspici laniatus et ictus, quando ut corpora verberibus, ita saevitia, libidine, malis consultis animus dilaceretur.

διαμεμαστιγωμένην: after the analogy of the body, which belongs to a μαστιγίας (cf. above in c). Likewise σκολιὰ καὶ οὐδὲν εὐθύ corresponds to διεστραμμένα, and καὶ . . . εἶδεν may also have some connexion with παχύς above c.

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