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Socrates says, with reference to 318 e, διοίκησις τῶν τῆς πόλεως. This form is entirely correct, since διοίκησις τῆς πόλεως and such general expressions, like διοίκησις, freq. stand without the art. Cf. Polit. 296 e τὸν ὅρον ὀρθῆς πόλεως διοικήσεως the principle of the correct management of the state, Rep. X. 606 e πρὸς διοίκησιν τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων πραγμάτων.

ὁμοίως, ὁμοίως: note the energy of the anaphora with μέν, δέ.—

χαλκεύς, σκυτοτόμος: cf. 324 c.

23 f.

τούτοις, μαθών, ἐπιχειρεῖ: such transitions to the sing. are not infreq. with Plato. Cf. 324 a, 334 c. Here the reversion is natural

τοῦτο: i.e. ὅτι ἐπιχειρεῖ.

ἔπειτα: after a partic., marks the contrast between it and the following pred. Cf. 358 b, Apol. 20 c οὐ γὰρ δήπου σοῦ γε οὐδὲν τῶν ἄλλων περιττότερον πραγματ ευομένου ἔπειτα τοσαύτη φήμη τε καὶ λόγος γέγονεν for it cannot be that while you (as you say) have not been exceeding the limits observed by other men, in spite of this, so great talk and commotion has arisen about you, Soph. Ant. 496 μισῶ χὥταν ἐν κακοῖσί τις | ἁλούς, ἔπειτα τοῦτο καλλύνειν θέλῃ I hate it, when one, taken in evil deeds, then desires to gloss these over.

μὴ ὅτι, ἀλλά: advances to a stronger statement; “not to speak of the city, even, etc.Cf. Apol. 40 d οἶμαι ἂν μὴ ὅτι ἰδιώτην τινά, ἀλλὰ τὸν μέγαν βασιλέα ἂν εὑρεῖν κτἑ. I think that, not to say a private individual, even the great king would find, etc. The expression is elliptical, see H. 1035.

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