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μάλα τοι: connect with δεινοί.

καὶ ἡμεῖς: for the pl. of ‘modest assertion,’ see H. 637. Pericles speaks with a touch of ironical humor, as the next words show.

δεινοὶ τὰ τοιαῦτα: strong at such things (the arts of debate).

ἐσοφιζόμεθα: we used to discuss.

συνεγενόμην: for the indic. in expressions of wishing, see G. 1511; H. 871.

δεινότατος σαυτοῦ: “at the height of your powers.” Pericles is compared with himself at different periods of his life. The gen. is partitive. G. 1088 (last example); H. 729 e.

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