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ὡς ὄφελος: sc. ἐστί.

εἰ μὴ δυνήσονται: unless they are going to be able. For the ind. in fut. cond. of the ‘more vivid’ form, see G. 1387; H. 899.

ἑρμηνεῦσαι: cf. Thuc. ii. 60, where Pericles says οὐδενὸς οἴομαι ἥσσων εἶναι γνῶναί τε τὰ δέοντα καὶ ἑρμηνεῦσαι I think I am inferior to none in both seeing and explaining what ought to be done.

ἀναπείθοντα: by persuading.

διατιθέναι: disposed. Cf. διατιθείς An. i.1.5

μηδαμοῦ: of no account. Cf. Plato Gorg. 456 C.

πρὸς ἑαυτόν: in comparison with him.

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