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εἰ μὴ καὶ δέδρακεν—‘if he is not really guilty.’ Cf. II. 11 εἰ μὴ καὶ νῦν ὥρμηνται=‘if they have not started already.’ It is generally assumed that καί is out of place; but there is no need for this, since καὶ δέδρακεν is properly contrasted with αὑτὸν ἄδειαν ποιησάμενον σῶσαι, which clearly implies αὑτοῦ κατηγορεῖν. ἄδειαν ποιησάμενον—‘obtaining for himself a free pardon.’ See c. 27, 2. According to Andocides the ἄδεια was afterwards cancelled in his case. βεβαιοτέραν κτλ—so Andoc.: τοῖς μὲν οὐδέπω βέβαιος ἦν ἡ σωτηρία . . εἰ μή τις ἐρεῖ Ἀθηναίοις τὰ γενόμενα. ὁμολογήσαντι—this cannot belong to διὰ δίκης ἑλθεῖν because Andocides was immediately released. Hence strictly either ὁμολογῆσαι or ἐλθόντι is required.
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