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ἀλλ̓—repeated below in ἀλλ̓ ἤτοι, on account of the long parenthetie vocative άζυνετώτατοι . . ἀδικώτατοι.

τὸ τῆς πόλεως ζύμπασι κοινόν—‘the interests of the state that are shared by all’; still referring to his definition of democracy above.

τοῦτο μἐν—i.e. τὸ αὔζειν τὸ τῆς πόλεως κοινόν, as Stahl; not τὸ τῆς πόλεως κοινόν merely, because εἰ δ᾽ ἄλλα βουλήσεσθε clearly means τὸ αὔζειν τὸ τῆς π. κ. ‘That this share which the good citizens among you will receive will be equal or even greater’ than that borne by others. τοῦτο is internal aceus. to μετα- σχεῖν, as in οὐδὲν τῶνδε μετέχω II. 40, οὐκ ἔλασσον . . πολὺ πλεῖον μετείχετε VII. 63. [ἤπερ . . πλῆθος]—see crit. note.

ὡς πρὸς αἰσθομένους—‘assured that you are dealing with men who . .’

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