οὐδ̓, not even (to begin with); cp. Her. 3.39 “τῷ γὰρ φίλῳ ἔφη χαριεῖσθαι μᾶλλον ἀποδιδοὺς τὰ ἔλαβε ἢ ἀρχὴν μηδὲ λαβών”, “"than if he had not taken them at all."” φλαῦῤ, a euphemism for “κακά”: cp. Arist. Rhet. 2.13. 1 (old men are persuaded) “τὰ πλείω φαῦλα εἶναι τῶν πραγμάτων”, “"unsatisfactory."”—So τἀνδεᾶ for “τὰ χείρω”: the defects or weak points in one's case, the things which threaten failure: cp. Her. 7.48 “εἰ...ταύτῃ φαίνεται ἐνδεέστερα εἶναι τὰ ἡμέτερα πρήγματα”, if our side seems somewhat weak here. For the thought, cp. Andoc. or. 3 § 34 “φημὶ γὰρ...πολέμου μὲν ὄντος ἄνδρα στρατηγὸν τῇ πόλει τε εὔνουν εἰδότα τε ὅ τι πράττοι λανθάνοντα δεῖν τοὺς πολλοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ἐξαπατῶντα ἄγειν ἐπὶ τοὺς κινδύνους”.
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