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τῶν δὴ -- ἀσπάζεσθαι. Cf. Symp. 209 B and 210 B, C. The whole of Diotima's wonderful speech (210 D— 212 A) should be compared with the closing sections of this chapter. In point of language the words κάλλιστον θέαμαἐρασμιώτατον closely resemble Tim. 87 D.

ἀξύμφωνος: i.e. (as Glauco's answer shews) strictly speaking one whose soul and body do not harmonise in point of beauty, but the word also suggests “the man who has no music in his soul.” Cf. Symp. 206 C τὰ δὲ (κύησις καὶ γέννησις) ἐν τῷ ἀναρμόστῳ ἀδύνατον γενέσθαι. With the sentiment in general cf. Tim. 87 D ff.

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