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[629] ἄρχοντος when one rules. ἀρκτέον being abstract, “it is right to rule,” there is no harshness in the gen. absol. with τινός understood (cp. 612), which is equivalent to ἐάν τις ἄρχῃ: cp. Dem. 6.20λέγοντος ἄν τινος πιστεῦσαι οἴεσθε;” “think you that, if any one had said it, they would have believed?” = οἴεσθε, εἴ τις ἔλεγε, πιστεῦσαι ἂναὐτούς);

πόλις πόλις here, an appeal: in Attic comedy, an exclamation like o tempora, o mores: Blaydes cp. Eupolis ap. Athen. 424b πόλις, πόλις ὡς εὐτυχὴς εἶ μᾶλλον καλῶς φρονεῖς”: and so Aristoph. Ach. 27.

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