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l. 20 ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ—at Decelea. ἢ Συρακοσίους—the preposition omitted in the second clause after a comparative. Cf. V. 111 αἰσχύνην αἰσχίω μετ᾽ ἀνοίας ἢ τύχης προσλαβεῖν. οὓς . . . ῥάδιον εἶναι—cf. I. 91.5 ὅσα μετ᾽ ἐκείνων βουλεύεσθαι; II. 13.5 οἷς χρήσεσθαι, and 102 λέγεται . . . ὄτε δὴ ἀλᾶσθαι. This attraction of short rel. clauses in Oratio Obliqua into infin. is less rare in Greek than in Lat. (qui=et is is different). Thuc. has nine instances. Cf. Roby, II. § 1677. εἰκὸς εἶναι—decere.
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