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μηδέν: for the occasional use of μή with the inf. after verbs which regularly take οὐ, see GMT. 685 fin.

δαιμόνιον: adj., “dependent on divine influence.”

τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης γνώμης: within the province of human understanding. For the pred. gen., see G. 1094, 1; H. 732 a.

δαιμονᾶν: equivalent to ὑπὸ δαίμονος κατέχεσθαι. Notice the word-play (‘paronomasia’) between δαιμόνιον and δαιμονᾶν. The latter gains further emphasis by its repetition at the beginning of the next sentence.

μαντευομένους: sc. περὶ τούτων.

ἔδωκαν: for the form, see G. 670; H. 432.

μαθοῦσι: by learning, “by experience.” The participle is attracted to the case of ἀνθρώποις. G. 928, 1; H. 941.

οἷον εἰ: as if for example.

κρεῖττον: sc. εἴη.

μή: with a participle, equivalent to a cond. rel. clause. G. 1612; H. 1025.

ἐπὶ τὴν ϝαῦν: upon his ship, with reference to the implied subj. of λαβεῖν. For the art. as possessive, see G. 949; H. 658.

ἔξεστιν εἰδέναι: or in regard to matters which we may determine.

στήσαντας: by weighing. For the circumstantial participle of means, see G. 1563, 3; H. 969 a.—τοὺς τὰ τοιαῦτα κτλ.: sums up briefly (like πάντα τὰ τοιαῦτα in 7) what precedes; hence the ‘asyndeton.’ Cf. ii.1.33; iv. 3. 14.

μαθόντας: see on μαθοῦσι above.

οἷς ἂν ὦσιν: cond. rel. clause. G. 1431, 1; H. 914 B (1).

ἵλεῳ: for the ‘Attic’ second decl., see G. 196; H. 227.

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