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Τῶν νῦν—sc. πόλεων. ἀκοῆς κρείσσων—‘superior to what men have heard of her.’

ἐς πεῖραν ἔρχεται—‘proves herself in the hour of trial.’

τῷ πολεμίῳ—collective. [

ἐπελθόντι]—spurious, for (1) it destroys the balance to τῷ ὑπηκόῳ, (2) the sense requires that enemies in general should be referred to, not merely enemies who attack Athens; nor could Pericles mean that Athens never attacked anyone.

ἔχει—=παρέχει. Cf. c. 61, 2.

οἵων—i.e. φαύλων. οὐχ ὑπ᾽ ἀξίων—=ὑπ᾽ ἀναξίων, the neg. preceding the prep. as usual. Contrast c. 49, 3.

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