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σωφρονέστερον ἂν ἐκρίνετε—‘you would be more circumspect (cf. c. 42, 5) in your decisions’ (II. 40, 2). πρὸς ὀργὴν ἥντιν᾽ ἂν τύχητε—‘in the anger of the moment.’ Grammatieally ζημιοῦντες is supplied to τύχητε, and πρός, according to a common idiom, is repeated to ἥντινα; but no doubt the speaker would not be conscious of such ellipse. ἥντινα without ἄν is according to epic idiom; but it is very probable that ἥντιν᾽ ἂν is the true reading. (No other emendation is to be thought of: ἤν τι ἀτυχῆτε is impossible, if only because ἀτυχεῖν in this context means ‘to fail in a request’ Nor must σφαλέντες be supplied to τύχητε: for this would mean that punishment is inflieted in the same mood as that in which the error was committed. But that is not the point.) εἰ=ὅτι.
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