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καὶ πολλῶν ὄντων: concessive, as is also ὀλίγων ὄντων. τὸ πλῆθος εἰδότας: cf. “querebatur (Scipio) quod omnibus in rebus homines diligentiores essent: capras et oves quot quisque haberet dicere posse, amicos quot haberet non posse dicere” Cic. de Am. xvii. 62. οὓς ... ἔθεσαν: explanatory of τούτους. πάλιν ἀνατίθεσθαι: πάλιν is often added to verbs compounded with ἀνά, as we say ‘to take back again.’ Cf. πάλιν ἀνερασθῆναι iii. 5. 7. For the meaning of the verb, see on i.2.44. The inf. is used here where we might expect the participle (after ὁρᾶν), because the influence of ἔφη is still felt. τοσοῦτον: only so much, i.e. so little. Similarly, δύναμιν is equivalent to weakness in An. i.6.7
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