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ὧν—with τι below.

περιιδεῖν γενέσθαι—the infin. after περιορᾶν occurs only in Herod. and Thuc.; the verb then=ἐᾶν. M.T. § 903, 6.

ὑμᾶς μὲν τοὺς πολλούς—contrasted with τοὺς δ᾽ αὖ ὀλίγους, who are also meant in τοὺς . . . μηχανωμένους. Weil's conjecture (see crit. note) is necessary because there is no distinction between the plotters and the oligarchs, and because only the people can be said κολάζειν.

αὐτοφώρους—correspouds to αἰσθόμενοι ἐπεζελθεῖν above, and ὧν βούλονται μὲν κτλ. to προφυλάζασθαι.

ὧν βούλονται—after κολάζειν. Cf. II. 74, 3 τῆς ἀδικίας κολάζεσθαι. So

ὧν δρᾷ and

διανοίας depend on προαμύνεσθαι.

εἴπερ καί—‘inasmuch as.’

τὰ μὲν ἐλέγχων—‘now by convicting them (when they have formed a design), now by watching them (to keep them from forming one), now by counselling them (to change their methods).’

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