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οὔκουν: at nonne, seems preferable to οὐκοῦν, as being followed by the decisive ἆρ᾽ οὐκ, ἐστίν at the close of the section.

καί: introduces an example. Cf. i.1.7.

τὰς εἱρκτάς: i.e. the women's apartments, γυναικωνῖτις.

κίνδυνος: sc. ἐστί.

νόμος ἀπειλεῖ: acc. to Attic law, the injured husband could either himself punish the adulterer, or accuse him before the Thesmothetae.

ὄντων δὲ πολλῶν τῶν ἀπολυσόντων: although there are so many means to free him from (i.e. gratify). τῶν ἀπολυσόντων is neuter.

ἐν ἀδείᾳ: with impunity.ἆῤ οὐκ ἤδη τοῦτο κτλ.: is not that, then, the act of an utter madman? κακοδαιμονάω, lit. to be possessed by an evil genius. The participle is pred. genitive.

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