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ὡς ἂν ποήσῃς, i.e., whether you make the deed your own, or merely consent to others doing it. For “ὡς ἂν”, ‘in whatever way,’ cp. Legg. 881 D “κολαζόντων αὐτὸν..ὡς ἂν ἐθέλωσι”: Symp. 181A “ἐν τῇ πράξει, ὡς ἂν πραχθῇ, τοιοῦτο ἀπέβη”: Crat. 424E “ὡς ἄν, οἶμαι, δοκῇ ἑκάστη εἰκὼν δεῖσθαι ἑκάστου φαρμάκου”. Apoll. Rhod. 2. 345 “καὶ τὰ μὲν ὥς κε πέλῃ, τὼς ἔσσεται”. Elsewhere in Sophocles “ὡς ἄν”=‘in order that’: 655; O. T. 329; O.C. 72; Ant. 215; Ph. 129, Ph. 826; fr. 816; fr. 1019. 11.

πανταχῇ, ‘in every case’: cp. 1241; Ant. 634πανταχῇ δρῶντες”, ‘however we act’ (n.).

χρηστός γ̓, good and kind, at least,—even if only passive in the matter.

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