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102... λανγ̂γρεεκ>τοῦτο: is the subj. (“this of which you ask, namely τὸ ἡδονῆς ἥττω εἶναι”); ἀμαθία μεγίστη is the predicate.

105... λανγ̂γρεεκ>οὔτε αὐτοί: sc. ἔρχεσθε. There should regularly follow, οὔτε οἱ ὑμέτεροι παῖδες ἔρχονται παρὰ κτἑ., but with the second οὔτε the const. changes. Cf. Dem. XXIX. 54 δ᾽ οὔτ̓ αὐτὸς (ὀμόσαι) οὔτ᾽ ἐκείνοις οὔτ̓ ἐμοὶ δοῦναι τὸν ὅρκον ἠξίωσεν, XLIX. 52 οὐ γὰρ δήπου ἄνευ γε σταθμοῦ ἤμελλεν οὔθ᾽ ὑποτιθέμενος (παραλήψεσθαι) οὔθ᾽ ὑποτιθεὶς τὸν χαλκὸν παραδώσειν for it surely was not likely that the mortgagor would receive the money, or the mortgagee pay it, without weighing it.

106... λανγ̂γρεεκ>τούτων: i.e. “of all that leads to ἡδονῆς μὴ ἥττω εἶναι.” This (τοῦ ἡδονῆς μὴ ἡττᾶσθαι) is understood with the following ὡς οὐ διδακτοῦ ὄντος.

108. Cf. 318 e, ll. 42 ff.—Socrates, with exquisite irony, supports the custom of the sophists, and his apostrophe naturally pleases them marvellously (cf. 358 a ὑπερφυῶς).

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