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ἄλλο: “as Phidias is termed sculptor, Homer poet, what other name do we hear similarly given to Protagoras?”

ἀγαλματοποιόν: sc. ὄνομα. With verbs of naming, the name itself is generally in appos. with ὄνομα, ἐπωνυμία, or some similar word; the latter subst. may, however, be omitted. Cf. 315 e, Rep. ii. 369 c ταύτῃ τῇ ξυνοικίᾳ ἐθέμεθα πόλιν ὄνομα, Hdt. vi. 63 Δημάρητον αὐτῷ οὔνομα ἔθετο.

ὀνομάζουσι . . . εἶναι: cf. 325 a, Lach. 192 a ἐν πᾶσιν ὀνομάζεις ταχυτῆτα εἶναι, Phil. 13 b τί ἐνὸν πάσας ἡδονὰς ἀγαθὸν εἶναι προσαγορεύεις; a freq. const. with verbs of naming or calling.

ἐρχόμεθα: more vivid than μέλλομεν, emphasizes the partic. Cf. 313 a, Theaet. 198 e, Hdt. i. 5 ἐγὼ δὲ περὶ μὲν τούτων οὐκ ἔρχομαι ἐρέων. The Eng. has the same idiom, ‘we are going to pay,’ i.e. ‘we purpose to pay.’

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