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δ᾽ ἐθαύμασα κτἑ.: cf. Apol. 17 a μάλιστα δ᾽ αὐτῶν ἓν ἐθαύμασα.

τὴν δικαιοσύνην, αὶδῶ: cf. 322 c δίκην καὶ αἰδῶ.

πολλαχοῦ: cf. 323 a e, 325 a. — If the different virtues form together only one and the same, viz. virtue, this fails to harmonize (αὖ) with the representation that Zeus sent to men σωφροσύνη and αἰδώς as two different virtues. —

δικαιοσύνη κτἑ.: placed emphatically before ὡς, cf. Thuc. iii. 5 οἱ δ᾽ ἐκ τῶν Ἀθηνῶν πρέσβεις ὡς οὐδὲν ἦλθον πράξαντες, ἐς πόλεμον καθίσταντο οἱ Μυτιληναῖοι.

The following argument upon the unity of the virtues is intended mainly to show that Protagoras has maintained their diversity, without having clearly thought out the matter. Socrates's request looks towards the definition, which would naturally have been given at the outset; see on 320 b.

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