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[124] εἴ τι μὴ if some intrigue, aided by (ξὺν) money, had not been working from Thebes. ti is subject to ἐπράσσετο: distinguish the adverbial τι (= “perchance”) which is often joined to εἰ μή in diffident expressions, as 969 εἴ τι μὴ τὠμῷ πόθῳ κατέφθιτ᾽, ‘unless perchance’: so Soph. OC 1450, Soph. Trach. 586 etc. Schneid. cp. Thuc. 1.121καί τι αὐτῷ καὶ ἐπράσσετο ἐς τὰς πόλεις ταύτας προδοσίας πέρι”: and Thuc. 5.83ὑπῆρχε δέ τι αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐκ τοῦ Ἄργους αὐτόθεν πρασσόμενον.

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