Lucidate the quotes from The great dialogues by plato”

elucidate the following quotes:
1) Those who tackle philosophy arights are simply and solely practising dying, practising death, all the time”(556,Plato:the great dialogue)
2)It is necessary that we knew the equal before that time when, first seeing the equal things,we thought that these aim at being such as the equal, but fall short”(570-571,Plato:the great dialogue)

only using the sources from The great dialogues by Plato, W. H. D. Rouse, and Matthew S. Santirocco”

for using quotes: try to explain how the quotes are integrated within their respective contexts. But try not too extensively: there should be no more than half a page of total quoting.