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ἑτοῖμα—not with ἐπιτήδεια, but as in c. 3, 4, 98, 1.

γίγνοιτο—iterative; hence ξυνῇσαν imperf.

τὰ δύο μέρη— the denominator exceeding the numerator by 1 is invariably omitted. Contrast τῶν πέντε τὰς δύο μοίρας I. 10. τὰ δ. μέρη is in limiting apposition to the subject of ξυνῇσαν. Cf. c. 47, 2.

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