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αὐτοῖν: dative.—Notice the different metaphors employed. ὀγκόω is lit. swell, as of a tumor; ἐπαίρω lift up, φυσάω puff up, as of a bladder or bellows; διαθρύπτω break down, hence enervate; διαφθείρω corrupt.

ἐπὶ δὲ πᾶσι τούτοις: and in addition to all this.

τί θαυμαστόν: why is it surprising?

εἰ ἐγενέσθην: for the cond. in causal sense, see on i.1.17.

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