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ὡς δ᾽ αὔτως: and in the same way. Cf. ὡσαύτως in 4. τί ἂν αὐτῷ συμβαίνοι: what would happen to him? ἆρ᾽ οὐκ ἂν ... τοῦτ̓ εἴη λυπηρόν: the sent. is twice interrupted, as ἐπιθυμῶν is equiv. to a clause. For an even more involved structure, cf. ἢ ὅστις, ὥσπερ κτλ. iv. 2. 25. λυπηρόν: painful. κυβερνᾶν τε: instead of καὶ στρατηγεῖν, this is followed by ἢ στρατηγεῖν, with a slight change in the thought. Cf. ἡ γῆ, ὑγροτέρα τε οὖσα πρὸς τὸν σπόρον ἢ ἁλμοδεστέρα (too saltish) πρὸς φυτείαν Oec. xx. 12. ἀπαλλάξειεν: would come out of it. In this sense, the pass. is somewhat more common.
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