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Τὸ εὔδαιμον ... τὸ δὲ ἐλεύθερον—predicates, the art. being added because the adj. is used as a noun. μὴ περιορᾶσθε—‘do not be too anxious about the dangers of war’; the advice is the result of the doctrine ‘happiness is attained by courage,—by retaining a cheerful spirit in peril,’ which cheerfulness Pericles claims to be characteristic of the Athenians as the result of their free institutions (39, 4), and now urges them to retain in the war.
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