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[212c] as far as I am able. So I ask you, Phaedrus, to be so good as to consider this account as a eulogy bestowed on Love, or else to call it by any name that pleases your fancy.”

After Socrates had thus spoken, there was applause from all the company except Aristophanes, who was beginning to remark on the allusion which Socrates' speech had made to his own;1 when suddenly there was a knocking at the outer door, which had a noisy sound like that of revellers, and they heard notes of a flute-girl. “Go and see to it,”


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    • Thomas W. Allen, E. E. Sikes, Commentary on the Homeric Hymns, HYMN TO DEMETER
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 205D
    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 218A
    • J. Adam, A. M. Adam, Commentary on Plato, Protagoras, CHAPTER XXXVIII
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.4
    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, Chapter IV
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