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: precedes its grammatical antec. τοῦτο.

ὥστε φυλάξασθαι: namely, to guard against, added in explanation of the rel. clause. For ὥστε with the inf., instead of the simple inf. as subj., see GMT. 588.— τὰ πείθοντα κτλ.: “tempting dishes.” Cf. Σωκράτης παρακελευόμενος φυλάττεσθαι τῶν βρωμάτων ὅσα μὴ πεινῶντας ἐσθίειν ἀναπείθει (as persuade those who are not hungry to eat) Plut. Mor. 128 D. For ἐσθίειν and πίνειν as objs. of πείθοντα, see G. 1519; H. 948.

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