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τὸν ταῦτα πράττοντα: emphati cally sums up the preceding accs., as does freq. οὗτος alone. The clause is equiv. to χρὴ εὐλαβεῖσθαι τοῦτον, but has more rhetorical dignity.

ἄλλαι δυσμένειαι: moreover enmities. So freq. a new class is introduced by ἄλλος. Cf. Apol. 36 b στρατηγιῶν καὶ δημηγοριῶν καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ἀρχῶν, where see Stallbaum, Gorg. 519 c τούς τε μισθοὺς ἀποστεροῦντες καὶ ἄλλην χάριν οὐκ ἀποδιδόντες (and returning no thanks either), Phaedr. 232 b. See G. 142, 2, N. 3; H. 705.

ποιεῖσθαι . . . προκαλύπτεσθαι: in a clause with ὅτι the impf. would have been used. The pres. inf. and partic. belong also to the impf. See GMT. 15, 3; 16, 2; H. 853 a; 856 a.

οἷον: attracted to the case of the antec.; see G. 153, N. 5; H. 1002.

Σιμωνίδην: Protagoras's preference for Simonides appears thus early. Cf. 339 a ff.

The names of Orpheus and Musaeus were connected with various solemn rites and prophetic sayings; after the collection and arrangement of their poems by Onomacritus, the poets were often mentioned together.

Ἴκκος: cf. Paus. vi. 10. 2 Ἴκκος δὲ Νικολαΐδα Ταραντῖνος τόν τε Ὀλυμπιακὸν στέφανον ἔσχεν ἐπὶ πεντάθλῳ καὶ ὕστερον γυμναστὴς ἄριστος λέ- γεται τῶν ἐφ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ γενέσθαι. According to Steph. Byz., s. v. Τάρας, he was victorious, Ol. 77, 472 B.C. So Legg. viii. 840 a he is extolled ὡς διὰ φιλονικίαν καὶ τέχνην καὶ τὸ μετὰ τοῦ σωφρονεῖν ἀνδρεῖον ἐν τῇ ψυχῇ κεκτημένος because of his zeal for the games and skill in them, and of possessing in his soul courage combined with temperance.

οὐδενὸς ἥττων: see on 324 d.

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