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ἔχει δέ μοιπρὸς δίκας τι: but (the deed) has for me (dat. of interest) something from the quarter of justice; i.e. it has a quality which tends to place it on the side of justice,—to rank it among justifiable deeds. Cp. O. T. 1014πρὸς δίκης οὐδὲν τρέμων” (n.). The subj. to ἔχει is “τὸ ἔργον”, easily supplied from ἔκανον.— This is better than to take ἔχει as impers. with “πρὸς δίκας” as=“ἐνδίκως, τι” being then adv.: “"my case is in some sort just."

τί γάρ; sc.ἔχει”: “"why, what justification has it?"

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