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ἔφη: he continued, the speaker remaining unchanged, Lat. inquit.

ἐνών: sc. ἐν τῷ σώματι. Cf. ἐνόν i. 2. 54.

ὅπως ἂν αὐτῇ ἡδὺ : as it pleases.

μεταχειρίζεται: administrat, manages.

οὖν: so, then, “in like manner.”

καὶ μή: sc. χρὴ οἴεσθαι, which is also to be supplied with the following μηδέ.

τὸ σὸν μὲν ὄμμα: that, while your eye. The neg. μή grammatically attaches to the whole of the following sent., but really belongs only to the second inf. in each pair (ὁρᾶν, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι), the μέν clauses being really subordinate; i.e. “you must not believe only in your own vision and intelligence, but must infer from them those of the Deity.” For a similar use of the a fortiori argument, cf. Plato Apol. 28D, E.

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