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τῶν φασκόντων φιλοσοφεῖν: refers to the Sophists. φάσκων often suggests the idea of alleging, pretending. For the form, see G. 812; H. 481 a.

ἄλλο οὐδέν: best const. as the obj. of the trans. phrase ἀνεπιστήμων γένοιτο. H. 713. Cf. ἐπιστήμονες ἦσαν τὰ προσήκοντα they were acquainted with their duty Cyr. iii. 3. 9.

ὧν: with antec. omitted. G. 1026; H. 996.

μαθών: he who has once learned it.

γιγνώσκω: think, judge.

ὥσπερ τὰ ... δυναμένους ποιεῖν: the const. of the subord. clause is attracted to that of the main clause.

ἔργα: obj. of ποιεῖν, to be supplied with δυναμένους.

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