οὐ . . . ἐκαλέσαμεν
: see on 310 a
βούλεσθε . . . κατασκευάσωμεν
: for the ‘deliberative’ subjv. see G. 256; H. 866, 3.
: a word of much dignity.καθιζόμενοι διαλέγησθε
: i.e. καθίζησθε καὶ διαλέγησθε
. Cf. Phaedr.
228 e ἀλλὰ ποῦ δὴ βούλει καθιζόμενοι ἀναγνῶμεν;
: the plan so pleased all, that they did not, as Callias would naturally have preferred, wait for the servants to arrange matters, but proceeded to do this themselves. When Callias sees that this is in progress, he goes, as becomes the host, into the adjacent room, to assist Prodicus to come and join the party.