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Κατὰ τὸ ἀρχαῖον—lit. ‘according to early custom,’ ‘primitive,’ not τὸ ἀρχαῖον ‘in early times,’ ‘ancient.’ The early πόλις was held together mainly as a religious union, with its local cult.

ἀπολείπων—joined to preceding plural, and might have been ἀπολείποντες. Cf. c. 65, 10.

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