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κύνας δέ: for δέ, see on i.3.13.

ἀπερύκωσι: Ionic and poetic. Cf. An. iii. 1. 25.

οὐκ ἂν οὖν θρέψαις: should you not, then, keep?

ὅστις ἐθέλοι: for the opt. by assimilation, see on αἰσθανοίμεθα i. 5. 1.

ἡδέως γ᾽ ἄν: sc. θρέψαιμι.

ὅπως μή: instead of the more usual simple μή. G. 1379; H. 887 a.

ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν με: stronger than ἐπ̓ ἐμαυτόν.

τράποιτο: see on ἐθέλοι above.

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