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ἀγγελλοίμεθα—personal,=ἀγγελλοίμεθα πλείους εἶναι, ‘our numbers would be exaggerated by report’; cf. I. 10 ἐπὶ τὸ μεῖζον κος μῆσαι. πρὸς τὰ λεγόμενα . . ἵστανται—metaphor from sails set in any direetion. ‘Men's minds veer in the direction of what they hear.’ ἢ . . γε—‘or at least.’ ἰσοκινδύνους—discrimini pares, Haase; and so recent edd. The Schol. says ‘either ἐν ὁμοίῳ κινδύνῳ καταστήσοντας αὐτούς, or ἰσοπαλεῖς’: in II. 39 we have ἡμεῖς ἀνειμένως διαιτώμενοι οὐδὲν ἧσσον ἐπὶ τοὺς ἰσοπαλεῖς κινδύνους χωροῦμεν, where some edd. explain ‘dangers as great as they face,’ others ‘struggles in which equal but not superior forces oppose us’; probably the first is right and here the sense is ‘equally ready to face danger.’ If so, ef. ἰσοτελής, contrast ἰσάργυρος.
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