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Ὁπότε—‘since,’ so that the verb to be supplied is ἐστί. Andoc 1, 7 and 89.

εἶς ἕκαστος—cf. VI. 41 εἶς τε ἕκαστος καὶ ξύμπασα πόλις; VIII. 89 ἠγωνίζετο εἶς ἔκαστος. μὴ—the sentence does not end regularly, the construction being carried on to suit the parenthesis νῦν . δρᾶτε. We expect καὶ μὴ ἀφίεσθαι. Cf. Plat. Phaedrus, 272 D παντάπασι γάρ, καὶ κατ᾽ ἀρχὰς εἴπομεν τοῦδε τοῦ λόγου, ὅτι οὐδὲν ἀληθείας μετέχειν δέοι τὸν μέλλοντα ῥητορικὸν ἔσεσθαι. ταῖς κατ᾽ οἶκον κ.τ.λ.—epexegesis of δρᾶτε. Cf. VI. 11 ὅπερ ... πεπόνθατε: διὰ τὸ περιγεγενῆσθαι ... Σικελίας ἐφίεσθε. Shil notes that Latin idiom expresses the epexegesis of facio by ut.

κατ᾽ οἶκον— cf. Aristoph. Lys. 261 ἃς ἐβόσκομεν κατ᾽ οἶκον, ‘at home.’ This phrase differs from κατὰ τὴν οἰκίαν = ‘about the house,’ Aristoph. Thesm. 402, and has a wider sense than κατ᾽ οἰκίαν, ‘in private,’ Aristoph. Vesp. 1180.

τοῦ κοινοῦ—objective gen. to σωτηρίας, but put first for the sake of the emphatic antithesis to κατ᾽ οἶκον. ὑμᾶς—he dexterously throws the charge back on them.

ξυνέγνωτε—the prep. here has an adverbial force. Cf. c. 64, 1.

δι᾽ αἰτίας ἔχειν—cf. c. 59, 2, and 11, 3 This idiom is rare in other Attic prose writers (not found in orators).

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