ἐγὼ γάρ. Here, as in “ἐμοὶ γάρ” above (178), γάρ introduces a reason; but here, again, the connection is obscured by the form of the sentence. The reason is contained in τοῦτο γιγνώσκων κ.τ.λ. (188). ‘I have no esteem for a man who prefers popularity or private friendship to the good of the State (178— 183); for (184) I well know that all private welfare depends on the welfare of the State; and so I should never commit the faults which I have just condemned in others.’—ἴστω is confirmed against the conjecture “ἴστωρ” (or “ἵστωρ”) by those passages in which it is joined with an accus., as Il. 7.411 “ὅρκια δὲ Ζεὺς ἴστω”, 15. 36 “ἴστω νῦν τοδε Γαῖα”, etc.
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