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ἑαυτὸν τάττει: devotes himself. Cf. ὡς γὰρ χρημάτων ἑώρα τὴν πόλιν δεομένην, ἐπὶ τὸ πορίζειν ταῦτα ἑαυτὸν ἔταξε Ages. ii. 25.

πρὸς πᾶν τὸ ἐλλεῖπον, καί: against loss of every kind, whether etc.

κατασκευῆς: gen. of want, with ἐλλεῖπον.

τῶν κοινῶν πράξεων: ‘brachylogy’ for τῆς τῶν κοινῶν πράξεων κατασκευῆς.

συναναλίσκων: this and the succeeding five participles well summarize the ways in which a friend in need shows himself a friend indeed.

πλεῖστα: frequently.

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