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παρελθών τις—Plutarch, Nic. c 12 says this was Demostratus the demagogue. He is attacked by Aristoph. in the Lysistrata 387 f as an eager supporter of the Sicilian expedition.

διαμέλλειν—Aristoph. Av. 639 οὐχὶ νυστάζειν γ᾽ ἔτι | ὤρα 'στὶν ἡμῖν οὐδὲ μελλονικιᾶν. Plut. Nic. 16 calls him τολμῆσαι μελλήτης.

ψηφίσωνται—deliberative: the recta being τίνα π. Ἀθηναῖοι ψηφίσωνται; M.T. § 289. The 3rd person is rare, except with τις.

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