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οὐδὲ . . . λόγον: wholly without reason, with no purpose whatever. See on 328 a, 351 e. Cf. 344 a. —Simonides inserted μέν, which always involves an antithesis, which is found here, acc. to Socrates, between γενέσθαι and ἔμμεναι.

λέγοντος τοῦ Πιττακοῦ κτἑ.: epexegetical of πρὸς τὸ τοῦ Πιττακοῦ κτἑ.; hence the asyndeton. See on 340 e.

γενέσθαι μέν: should strictly have been followed by εἶναι δέ or διαμένειν δέ (cf. 344 b, 345 c), but it is followed in 344 a only by οὐ γὰρ εἶναι κτἑ. with anacoluthon.

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