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μέν, μέντοι: as in 9. Cf. iv.4.7.

οὕτως μηδὲ δἰ ἀνθρώπων: sc. φέροι.

ἴσως ἄν τι λέγοις: “perhaps there would be something in what you say.” The opposite is οὐδὲν λέγειν. See Kr. Spr. 51. 16. 13.

εἰ ἀξιώσεις: for the fut. ind. expressing present intention, cf. i.6.3.

μηδὲ ἑκὼν θεραπεύσεις: and do not intend to yield voluntary allegiance.

καὶ κοινῇ καὶ ἰδίᾳ: “both states and individuals.”

κλαίοντας καθίσταντες: “by bringing them to grief.” Cf. our phrase ‘come to grief,’ for any disastrous result. Cf., also, Xenophon's use of the similar κλαίοντας καθίζειν in Sym. iii. 11; Cyr. ii. 2. 15.

δούλοις: as slaves. Cf. τεκμηρίῳ i. 2. 49, τροφῇ iii. 11. 6.

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