βασιλέως τ᾽ τε is to be retained after βασιλέως, because （1） there is a climax, which is destroyed if βασιλέως stands merely in apposition with ἀνδρὸς ἀρίστου: （2） ἀνδρὸς ἀρίστου represents the claim of birth and personal merit, as βασιλέως represents the special claim of a king on his people. Cp. Soph. Phil. 1302 “ἄνδρα πολέμιον ι ἐχθρόν τε.”
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