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ἔρδει, L's reading, should be kept. The indic. is, of course, compatible with generality: for such an indic. after an optative, cp. Dem. or. 4. 51νικῴη δ᾽ τι πᾶσιν ὑμῖν μέλλει συνοίσειν”. It is also rather in favour of the indic. that the speaker is here thinking of an actual case. The optat. ἔρδοι would be abstract, ‘any one who should conceivably do these things,’ and would be equally correct: cp. on 666.

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