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μὴ διδασκάλους τῶν πραγμάτων γ.—‘are not to explain affairs,’ i.e. how they are to be conducted.

λόγοι personified, like πειθώ. διαμάχομαι as in c. 40.

ἰδίᾳ τι αὐτῷ διαφέρει—‘he has some private interest.’

φράσαι—‘give guidance.’

τι αἰσχρὸν πεῖσαι—‘to carry a disgraceful proposal.’ Cf. c. 59, 2. οὐκ . . ἡγεῖταιοὐ can appear after εἰ . . μέν, provided the indic. is used, as in I. 121 εἰ οἱ μὲν . . οὐκ ἀπεροῦσιν, Xen. Anab. VII. 1, 29 εἰ βάρβαρον μὲν πόλιν οὐδεμίαν ἠθελήσαμεν κατασχεῖν.

εὖ δὲ διαβαλών—Cleon got a name for skill in διαβολή, as several passages in Aristoph. Equites show.

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