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[977] , “for whom,” in relation to whom: not, “in whose opinion.”

τὰ τῆς τύχης is here somewhat more than a mere periphrasis for τύχη, since the plur. suggests successive incidents. τύχη does not here involve denial of a divine order in the government of the world, but only of man's power to comprehend or foresee its course. Cp. Thuc. 5.104πιστεύομεν τῇ μὲν τύχῃ ἐκ τοῦ θείου μὴ ἐλασσώσεσθαι.Lys. 24.22οὖ μόνου μεταλαβεῖν τύχη μοι ἕδωκεν ἐν τῇ πατρίδι,” the only privilege which Fortune (i.e. my destiny) has permitted me to enjoy in my country.

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