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τήν τε ἰδίαν ξυμφορὰν as opposed to the affairs of the state—καὶ περὶ τῶν πολιτικῶν. τῆς φυγῆς gen. of definition. τῶν τε μελλόντων The τε is placed as if some antithesis with the present was to be expressed; but as ἐλπίδας can only refer to the future, and as the antithesis is not expressed in the expected form, the position of τε is scarcely logical. ‘He brought them into great hopes both as regards the future, and also assured them of his great influence, etc.’ Either τῶν τε μελλόντων ἐς ἐλπίδας κ.τ.λ. or ἐς ἐλπίδας τε αὐτοὺς τῶν μελλόντων κ.τ.λ. would have been normal. Such antithesis as there is appears in the clause καὶ ὑπερβάλλων κ.τ.λ. φοβοῖντο αὐτὸν not αὑτὸν. Cf. αὐτοῖς sup. § 1. αἱ ξυνωμοσίαι which were now determined to do without him, c. 63, § 4, and c. 70, § 1. διαβάλλοιντο of reciprocal ill-will; ‘might be drawn into as bad terms as possible with Tissaphernes.’ Cf. c. 83, § 1; c. 109, § 1; Plat. Phaedo 68 A, and the active in Plat. Symp. 222 C, ἐμὲ καὶ Ἀγάθωνα διαβάλλειν. ἐκπίπτοιεν = ἐκβάλλοιντο. ἀπὸ (before τῶν), found in some good MSS., is inferior Greek. ἐκβάλλειν and ἐκπίπτειν take either the simple gen. or gen. with ἐκ, but not properly ἀπό. Yet cf. Eur. Phoen. 1193, ἔθνῃσκον, ἐξέπιπτον ἀντύγων ἄπο.
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