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ὅτι: because.

προσειπών τινα χαίρειν: the usual form of describing a greeting; cf. the Lat. salve. For the dat. in this formula, cf. ἀλλήλοις χαίρειν προσεῖπον Hell. iv.1.31

γελοῖον: odd, cf. the Ger. komisch, and our colloquial use of ‘funny.’

τὸ μὴ ἂν ὀργίζεσθαι: for the articular inf. with modifiers as a noun, see G. 1555; H. 959, and for the inf. with ἄν, see on ἂν ἐκλεχθῆναι iii. 5. 2.

διακειμένῳ: disposed.

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