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ἀλλὰ μὴν εἰ: atqui si, and yet

εἰ δεξαίμεθ᾽ ἄν: for the potential opt. (with ἄν) in a cond., see G. 1421, 3; H. 900 a.

αὐτόν: a man himself, subj. of φυλάξασθαι. Not in the pl., although δεξαίμεθα precedes, as αὐτός indicates the master, in contrast with δοῦλον in the previous clauses.

γενέσθαι: for the inf. with verbs of caution, see GMT. 374; H. 948.

κακοῦργος, κακουργότερος, κακουργότατος: obs. the climax, heightened in rhetorical effect by the chiastic order of the first two clauses.

τὸν οἶκον τὸν ἑαυτοῦ: one's own house.

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