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εὐθῦναι: to these every official in Athens was subjected on the expiration of his term of office (Hermann Staatsalt. § 154. Schömann gr. Alterth. i. 432^{3}); although they apply only to ἄρχειν, Protagoras mentions them on account of the analogy between them and the punishments of children, cf. 325 d. Compare his doctrine of punishment, 324 a f.

ἐστίν: but it does not follow from Protagoras's long argument that virtue is a thing which can be taught, but simply that it is so regarded. See on 324 c, 325 b. Moreover, the virtue taught in the Athenian schools was not at all that which was taught by Protagoras, so that the value of the former training would not prove the value of his.

πολὺ μᾶλλον: i.e. χρῆν θαυμάζειν, εἰ μὴ διδακτὸν ἦν. Cf. Hom. β 276 f. παῦροι γάρ τοι παῖδες ὁμοῖοι πατρὶ πέλονται, | οἱ πλέονες κακίους, παῦροι δέ τε πατρὺς ἀρείους.

ἐν τοῖς ἔμπροσθεν: cf. 324 e.

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