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εἰλικρινής τις: a clear kind of, the adj. followed by the indef., as in Lat. by quidam with the same signification. G. 1016; H. 702.

ἂν εἴη: potential opt. in apodosis. See G. 1421, 1; H. 901 b.

τίνας, ὑπὸ τίνων: two questions in one clause. G. 1601; H. 1013. The same usage is found in Latin; cf. “difficile est enumerare quot viri quanta scientia fuerintCic. de Or. i. 3. 9.

ἐκ μὲν οὐκ ὄντων, εἶναι: out of non-existence into being. Cf. ἐκ θεῶν ii. 1. 31. “We owe to our parents all the blessings of life, the possession of which is regarded as the greatest happiness, and their loss (through death) the greatest misfortune.”

θάνατον: without the article. See on i. 2. 62, where ζημία has the art., which here it lacks.

ὡς ... παύσαντες: rati metu mali, quo gravius nullum esset, iniuriam coercere se posse. See on ὡς προσημαίνοντος i. 1. 4. The participle, by a constructio ad sensum, refers to οἱ πολῖται implied in αἱ πόλεις. See on θιάσου, οἱ ii. 1. 31.

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