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15. κἂν πάνυ καλὸς κτλ. Imitated in Alc. I, 107B and C: ἐάν τέ γε σμικρὸς μέγας , ἐάν τε καλὸς αἰσχρός, ἔτι τε γενναῖος ἀγεννής, πῶς γὰρ οὔ;—ἀλλ᾽ ἄν τε πένης ἄν τε πλούσιος παραινῶν, οὐδὲν διοίσει Ἀθηναίοις, ὅταν ρεπὶ τῶν ἐν τῇ ρόλει βουλεύωνται, ρῶς ἂν ὑγιαίνοιεν, ἀλλὰ ζητοῦσιν ἰατρὸν εἶναι τὸν σύμβουλον.

19. οἱ τοξόται. The τοξόται (bowmen) or Σκύθαι (so called from their nationality) or Πευσίνιοι (from one Πευσίς who according to the schol. on Ar. Ach. 54 had the chief hand in establishing them) were the police. ἕλκω was regularly used of removing an offending orator: e.g. Ar. Knights, 665 κᾆθ᾽ εἷλκον αὐτὸν οἱ πρυτάνεις χοἰ τοξόται.

19. ἐξαίρωνται. So T (B has ἐξέρωνται): the present is perhaps due to tense-assimilation to κελευόντων. The active αἴρειν is used in the same connection by Ar. Eccl. 261 ἡμεῖς δέ γ᾽ ἢν αἴρωσ᾽ (sc. οἱ τοξόται), ἐᾶν κελεύσομεν, but no exact parallel for the use of the middle has yet been found—the nearest seems to be Eur. I. T. 1201 οὐ γάρ ποτ᾽ ἄν νιν ἠράμην βάθρων ἄπο: cf. Ar. Ach. 1140 τὴν ἀσπίδ᾽ αἴρου καὶ βάδιζ᾽ παῖ λαβών; ibid. 953.

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