: with acc., cf. Meno
94 b ἵνα δὲ μὴ ὀλίγους οἴῃ καὶ τοὺς φαυλοτάτους Ἀθηναίων ἀδυνάτους γεγονέναι τοῦτο τὸ πρᾶγμα. — ἐπεί
: see on 333 c
, 1. 54.
: for secondary tense of indic. in a final clause, expressing a purpose which cannot be fulfilled, see G. 216, 3; H. 884.
: conversation; cf. 338c
: see on 329 a
, if I had time, I should be glad to listen to this also (ταῦτα
equiv. to τοὺς μακροὺς λόγους
). Socrates in Plato is never at a loss to cover his meaning, — in this case, aversion to the long discourses of the sophists, — in terms of expression which are courteous yet perfectly transparent.