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στήσειε: the optat. (instead of “ὃν ἂν στήσῃ”) puts the case in the most general way: any one whom she might conceivably appoint. Hence this optat. suits “γνῶμαι”: cp. 1032: Tr. 92τό γ᾽ εὖ πράσσειν, ἐπεὶπύθόιτο, κέρδοσἐμπολᾷ”: O.T. 315 (n.), ib. 979.

καὶ τἀναντία, i.e. “καὶ μεγάλα καὶ ἄδικα”. So oft. in euphemisms, Thuc. 4.62ἀγαθὸν ...τὰ ἐναντία”: Plat. Rep. 472Cεὐδαιμονίας τε πέρι καὶ τοῦ ἐναντίου”. Cp. Leutsch Paroem. App. 1. 100κρεισσόνων γὰρ καὶ δίκαια κἄδικ᾽ ἔστ᾽ ἀκούειν”: and the verse cited by schol. on Aesch. PV 75δοῦλε, δεσποτῶν ἄκουε καὶ δίκαια κἄδικα”.


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