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ἔρχονται—‘are on the way.’

αὐτἀ—‘the matter,’ i.e. the details of the defence.

καί—‘and,’ not ‘even.’

αὐτῶν=τῶν άγγελιῶν. With

πρός cf. II. 64, 6 πρὸς τὰς ζυμφορὰς λυποῦνται.

δουλείαν—here the bondage incurred in democracy by giving power to a dangerous person. In c. 78 of political dependence of one state upon another.

αὐτὴ δ᾽ ἐφ̓ αὑτῆς—‘without reference to others,’

ἀφ̓ ὑμῶν—‘words that come from you.’ The art. is not necessarily repeated with prepositional phrases after verbal nouns. Cf. on c. 6, 3.

ἀκούειν—sc. τοὺς λόγους άφ̓ ὑμῶν.

ἐκ τοῦ ἔργῳ κτλ—‘by taking precautions in action not to permit that,’ i.e. τὸ ἀφαιρεθῆναι τὴν ἐλευθερίαν. Thus she will take notice of the words ‘as if they were deeds’; and the ‘deeds’ meant are of course efforts to obtain control of the government; c. 36, 2.

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