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γε εὖ ζῶν κτλ. The ambiguity (as it appears to us) of εὖ ζῆν and εὖ πράττειν is frequently used by Plato to suggest that the virtuous life is the happy one, e.g. Charm. 172 A, 173 D: see note on 335 B. Aristotle says that Plato was the first to establish this identification: see the third fragment of his elegies vv. 4—6 ed. Bergk ὃς μόνος πρῶτος θνητῶν κατέδειξεν ἐναργῶς | οἰκείῳ τε βίῳ καὶ μεθόδοισι λόγων | ὡς ἀγαθός τε καὶ εὐδαίμων ἅμα γίνεται ἀνήρ.

εἱστιάσθω. The metaphor occurs again in 352 B, V 458 A, IX 571 D. It is one of the formal links connecting the Timaeus with the Republic: see Tim. 17 A. Cf. Shakespeare Macbeth Act I Scene 4 “In his commendations I am fed: It is a banquet to me.”

Βενδιδείοις. See Introd. § 3.

In ὑπὸ σοῦ γε κτλ. Plato seems to be making the amende honorable to Thrasymachus: cf. VI 498 C, D μὴ διάβαλλεἐμὲ καὶ Θρασύμαχον ἄρτι φίλους γεγονότας, οὐδὲ πρὸ τοῦ ἐχθροὺς γεγονότας.

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