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XIII. According to rhetorical principles, the part which has been proved is brought to a separate close, here and 324 c, and what remains to be proved is stated; finally 328 c the whole is brought to a regular conclusion. Protagoras was himself a teacher of rhetoric.

οὐ φύσει κτἑ.: but cf. ἐπὶ πάντας νείμω 322 c. It is now necessary to show that virtue is not an original possession of all.

ἀπὸ τοῦ αὐτομάτου: equiv. to τύχῃ below.

μετὰ τοῦτο: freq. in Plato; in the next place, when one point is finished and another is to be taken up. Cf. 355 a τὸ μετὰ τοῦτο as subst., the next point. Now follows the second division of the speech of Protagoras.

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