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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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