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τὸ μήτε χαίρειν κτλ. This τρίτη διάθεσις is described in Phil. 32 E ff.: cf. ib. 42 E ff. and Tim. 64 C ff.

μεταξὺ κτλ.: ‘something which is intermediate between these two, a sort of repose of the soul so far as these are concerned.’ Herwerden is fain to cancel either μεταξύ or ἐν μέσῳ: but the fulness of expression is characteristic. See Introd. § 5.

ἡσυχίαν: whereas λύπη and ἡδονή are κινήσεις 583 E.

ἆρ᾽ οὐ. Three inferior MSS have ἆρ᾽ οὖν, which is easier; but ἆρ᾽ οὐ is much more lively, and not more abrupt than e.g. πολεμήσομεν τὸ μετὰ τοῦτο, Γλαύκων; II 373 E (quoted by Schneider). The stylistic effect is exactly like Lucretius' ‘Nonne vides’ etc.: e.g. II 263 al.

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