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τοῦ δουλεύειν: const. with αἰτιώτερον. G. 1140; H. 753 e. γαστρί: appetite. Cf. i. 2. 1; i. 5. 1. τὸ ἔχειν: sc. ἐμέ as subject. ἐν χρείᾳ ὄντα: while in use. οὐ μόνον, ἀλλὰ καί: see on οὐ μόνον, ἀλλά in 2. καὶ μήν: as in 3. μηδέν: for the use of μή with verbs of thinking etc., cf. i.1.20; 2. 39, 41. εὖ πράττειν: are fortunate, “doing well.” Some editors see a play on words between this and εὖ πράττοντες below, where the sense seems to be “managing matters well.” ἐργαζόμενοι: for the supplementary participle with τυγχάνω, see G. 1586; H. 984.
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