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His good friend: I. e. Lysias, who used to be simply now Phaedrus’ ‘darling’ (236b5). fifty four. what every one factor particularly is: The starting-point for various Platonic dialogues is the query of what anything or different (often one or different of the ‘virtues’) is. fifty five. wish: I. e. epithumia, a time period usually, yet now not completely, utilized in reference to irrational wishes; for Socrates, sarcastically, excellent erôs will turn into either an expression of the top rationality and a type of irrationality (in truth, madness). fifty six. the attractive: ‘The attractive’ is the following plural in Greek, and both (or either) neuter and masculine. fifty seven. restraint: I. e. sôphrosunê, generally and unhelpfully translated as ‘temperance’; self-mastery or, extra mostly, being in one's correct brain. fifty eight. extra: I. e. hubris. fifty nine. this can be referred to as love: The leaden etymology – erôslrhômê – remembers the sooner one (see n. fifty one above), and absolutely suits the tone of the complete. (No ask yourself Socrates was once prepared to say that he acquired it from another person. ) 60. whatever greater than human: whatever divine, in truth (theios back: cf. n. forty-one above). sixty one. uttering in dithyrambs: Dithyrambic poetry, approximately which – in its classical shape – we all know really little, looks linked in Plato quite with mere synthetic invention; he definitely turns out to have had little time for it. sixty two. good, my courageous pal: I borrow this translation from Nehamas and Woodruff 1995, who indicate the unusual epic kind of handle Socrates makes use of the following (ô pheriste): ‘… most likely indications Socrates’ parody of overblown rhetoric’. sixty three. it's unavoidably: all through this a part of his speech, Socrates emphasizes what (he claims) will stick to inevitably from his definition of erôs. His strategy is systematic in a fashion during which – as he has already began to indicate – Lysias’ used to be no longer. sixty four. he'll… develop into wisest: once more, in the course of parody, we discover a surely Socratic aspect (cf. n. fifty four above). For Socrates, the best reliable, if no longer the one actual strong (the purely factor continually good), is knowledge; depriving anyone of knowledge will correspondingly be the way in which of doing them the best damage. sixty five. what occurred prior to: intercourse. sixty six. having… sobered up: ‘Having turn into sôphrôn’: cf. n. fifty seven above. sixty seven. because the sherd flips… facet: An historic resource makes this a connection with a video game of tag, within which the autumn of a sherd (like the turn of a coin) decided who will be ‘it’. sixty eight. unavoidably: I. e. given what erôs primarily is. sixty nine. as… boy: Socrates ends with a flourish, and with what's virtually a hexameter (epic) line, and doubtless a connection with a proverb. 70. as I stated it might be: I. e. as inexpert(? ). seventy one. although i am taking part in the critic: Epic poetry – or Homer – quite often sings the compliment of fellows, kleos andrôn. seventy two. no matter what destiny… with no me: Cf. e. g. 275e3 – five, at the destiny of compositions left and not using a father to guard them. seventy three. the time: The phrases ‘the time… stands nonetheless’ could be a gloss, and their that means is much from definite; the interpretation given could be the most sensible that may be made up of them. seventy four. a superhuman capability: A divine (theios) ability.

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