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καλὸς γὰρκ.τ.λ.” For this use of “γὰρ” in a sarcastic retort, cp. Ar. Ach. 71, where the “πρέσβυς” has described himself and his colleagues as “ἀπολλύμενοι”, and Dicaeopolis rejoins, “σφόδρα γὰρ ἐσῳζόμην ἐγώ κ.τ.λ.

θαυμάσαι: cp. Thuc. 1. 138ἄξιος θαυμάσαι”.

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