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τὴν π. δύναμιν—obj. of δείσαντες, while αὐτήν is obj. of καταπλαγῆτε. καταπλαγῆτε—i.e. that fear may induce Camarina to join the A. τοὺς . . λόγους—depends on δείσαντες. μέλλοντας is contrasted with παροῦσαν, λόγους with δύναμιν. ‘We sent out our cmbassy, not from a fear that . . but from a fear that the words that they intended to address to you before you could hear what we have to say, might persuade you.’ Notice that πρίν τι . . ἀκοῦσαι precedes μή, and consequently belongs to τοὺς μέλλοντας, not to πείσωσιν.
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