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ἔγωγε (sc. ἐσκεψάμην): yes, indeed.

ἀνθρώπου: for the pred. gen. of characteristic, see on γνώμης i. 1. 9.

τὸ μὴ ἀρκεῖν τοῦτο: sc. αὐτῷ. We might have expected ἀρκεῖσθαι (contentum esse) τούτῳ, ἀλλὰ προσαναθέσθαι, but it is common in Greek for a dependent word of one clause to become the subj. in the next, as here, where αὐτόν is to be supplied as subj. of προσαναθέσθαι.

ἑαυτῷ μὲν ἐλλείπειν, τούτου δίκην ὑπέχειν: a compound subj. as in 6, here summed up by τοῦτο.

τοῦτο πῶς ... ἐστί: the thought stated as a belief at the beginning of this passage (πάνυ ... ἄφρονος ... εἶναι) is repeated at its close in the form of a question. See on i. 4. 13.

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