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σχεδόν τι: limits the extent of τῶν ἄλλων, which otherwise would be equiv. to τῶν ἄλλων ἁπάντων. Cf. Lach. 199 c σχεδόν τι περὶ πάντων ἀγαθῶν καὶ πάντως ἐχόντων (ἐπιστήμη). See on 345 d, l. 18.

μόγις: cf. 360 d, l. 67.

προὐτράπετο: brought himself. Cf. Hom. Z 336 ἔθελον δ᾽ ἄχεϊ προτραπέσθαι (give myself up to grief), μ 381 ὁπότ᾽ ἂψ ἐπὶ γαῖαν ἀπ̓ οὐρανόθεν προτραποίμην (turned back), Thuc. ii. 52. 2 ἐς ὀλιγωρίαν ἐτράποντο καὶ ἱερῶν καὶ ὁσίων they fell into the contempt of things sacred and profane, Plat. Apol. 21 b ἔπειτα ἐπὶ ζήτησιν αὐτοῦ τοιαύτην τινὰ ἐτραπόμην. Socrates likes to preface critical discussions with an assurance of this kind, that he is concerned only with the subject in hand. Cf. Gorg. 457 e.

λέγειν τι: say something correctly, be right. Here with πάνυ, “there is a good deal in what Homer says.” Cf. 320 b, 339 c.

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