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Ὅσαι—as if γυναικῶν instead of γυναικείας preceded.

ἔσονται—contrast πάρεστε above. Cf. c. 44, 1.

ὑπαρχούσης—by no means attributing weakness, but referring to the restraints and household duties which nature imposed on women. Pericles refers to the Spartan women, who, according to Aristotle, lived a very different life from the stern asceticism of the Spartan men.

καὶ ἧς—i.e. καὶ μεγάλη ἐστιν δόξα ταύτης ἧς. μεγάλη δόξα—cf. VII. 68 τὸ τούσδε κολασθῆναι ... καλὸς ἀγών. κλέος—‘talk,’ a neutral word. Cf. Aesch. Ag. 611, Clyt. says οὐκ οἶδα τέρψιν οὐδ᾽ ἐπίψογον φάτιν | ἄλλου πρὸς ἀνδρός.

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