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Ἀξιώματι—c. 37, 1.

χρημἄτων δ. ἀδωρότατος— Thuc. again alludes to Pericles' trial. Cf. c. 60, 5.

ἐλευθέρως—cf. c. 37, 2, ‘while respecting their liberty.’

οὐ μᾶλλον—‘instead of.’

διὰ τὸ μὴ . . λέγειν—this is answered by ἔχων. Cf. v. 16, 1 διὰ τὸ εὐτυχεῖν parallel to νομίζων, VII. 70, 4 διὰ τὸ φεύγειν parallel to ἐπιπλέουσα. ἐξ οὐ π.—contrast c. 17, 2 μὴ ἐπ᾽ ἀγαθῷ. ἐπ᾽ ἀξιώσει—c. 34, 6. Cf. ἐπ᾽ αἰσχρᾷ αἰτίᾳ VII. 48, 4; and Livy, XXI. 49 haud cum imparatis, for cum haud imparatis.

πρὸς ὀργήν—‘angrily.’ (Arnold translates ‘so as to excite their anger,’ because πρὸς ὀργήν corresponds to πρὸς ἡδονήν; which no one would think of translating ‘willingly.’ But neither does πρὸς ἡδονὴν = ‘so as to excite their pleasure’; rather πρὸς . λέγειν = ‘to speak pleasantly,’ ‘to say pleasant things’: moreover Arnold presses the antithesis too closely. ἀντειπεῖν is not the opposite of λέγειν.) Cf. III. 43, 5; VIII. 27, 6. For Pericles' freedom of speech, cf Eupolis, frag. τὸ κέντρον ἐγκατέλιπε τοῖς ἀκροωμένοις, comparing Pericles to a bee.

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