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εἰ μέλλοιμεν, δεῖ γενέσθαι: if we would succeed, we must become. The apod. to such a prot. as εἰ μέλλοιμι generally contains an idea of obligation, expressed by δεῖν or δεῖσθαι, as here, or by a verbal in -τέον. Cf. An. iii. 3. 16, Hell. iv.8.5

λέγειν τε καὶ πράττειν: these words may, as some editors think, refer to the eloquence of Pericles and the deeds of Themistocles; but the phrase is a common one, and serves to round the period.

σὺ δ᾽ ᾤου: see on τοὺς δὲ καλούς i. 3. 13.

καί: even.

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