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ὁρῶντε, ὄντε: accs. agreeing with αὐτώ, and having a causal force.

φῇ: interr. subjunctive. G. 1359; H. 866, 3 c. To complete the sense, φῇ τις (sc. αὐτὼ ὀρέξασθαι τῆς ὁμιλίας αὐτοῦ) should be repeated after .

εἰ ὁμιλησαίτην, γενέσθαι ἄν: for the modes in indirect discourse, see G. 1494, 1495, 1497; H. 932, 2(2), 946.

ἱκανωτάτω λέγειν τε καὶ πράττειν: very proficient in speech and action. The Greeks often used λέγειν καὶ πράττειν to indicate the theory and practice of an art or a profession. Cf. iv.2.6. For the inf. with adjs., see G. 1526; H. 952.

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