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 ι κατέφθιτ᾽, ‘unless perchance’: so Soph. OC 1450, Soph. Trach. 586 etc. Schneid. cp. Thuc. 1.121 “καί τι αὐτῷ καὶ ἐπράσσετο ἐς τὰς πόλεις ταύτας προδοσίας πέρι”: and Thuc. 5.83 “ὑπῆρχε δέ τι αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐκ τοῦ Ἄργους αὐτόθεν πρασσόμενον.”
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