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οὐδ᾽ εἷς: more emphatic than οὐδείς, cf. 335 d, 343 d. These particles are freq. separated by preps.

οἷος τ᾽ ἦν: sc. διδάσκειν from μεμαθήκασι.

οὐ ῥᾴδιον: anacoluthon, as though οὐδέ γ᾽ ἄν had not preceded. The anacoluthon is caused by the repetition in τούτους ἔτι τίς ἂν διδάξειεν.

τῶν ἀπείρων: those unskilled in a particular art. For these it is easy to find a teacher, while for the skilled it is difficult. By this example Protagoras gains a step in the development of his argument; unobserved, it forms the transition to his claim that there are nevertheless special teachers in virtue.

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