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[257] 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. 1302ἄνδρα πολέμιον ἐχθρόν τε.

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