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οὐκ οἶμαι κτλ. Aristotle disappointed Plato's expectations: for he will not admit that such arrangements are even ὠφέλιμα (Pol. B 1. 1261^{a} 2 ff.).

πλείστην ἂν κτλ. On the omission of ἄν see IV 437 B note and Prot. 316 C, with my note ad loc. Without ἄν, the reference must, I think, be to the past, in which case πλείστηνγενέσθαι will allude to some controversy which the doctrine of the community of wives may have occasioned before these words were written. But εὖ μάλ᾽ ἂν ἀμφισβητηθείη makes it pretty clear that Plato is thinking of the future.

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