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καὶ μήν: ac profecto, and further. See on ἀλλὰ μήν i. 1. 6.

οἵαν: capable. See on οἵους 6.— ἄλλοτε ἀλλαχῇ κτλ.: cf. “(lingua) sonos vocis distinctos et pressos efficit, cum et ad dentes et ad alias partes pellit orisCic. de Nat. Deor. ii. 59. 149.

στόματος: for the gen. with verbs of touching, see G. 1099; H. 738.

ἀρθροῦν φωνήν: to produce articulate speech.

καὶ σημαίνειν: i.e. καὶ ὥστε ἡμᾶς σημαίνειν, the subj. of the inf. being anticipated from ἀλλήλοις and βουλόμεθα.

τὸ δὲ δοῦναι κτλ.: sc. οὐ θαυμαστόν ἐστιν;

ταῦτα: refers to τὰς ἡδονάς, the neut. generalizing the conception. Cf. δεῖ πρὸς ταῦτα (sc. ἐπιθυμίας) οὐκ ἧττον διαμάχεσθαι Oec. i. 23.

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