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ἐπιμελεῖσθαι δεῖν καὶ τοῦ λέγειν δύνασθαι: should cultivate also the ability to speak. For the articular inf. with ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, see GMT. 793, 798.

ὅσα τε: correlative with καὶ εἴ τι ἄλλο.

νόμῳ: more, “as laid down by law and custom.”

ζῆν: “to order our lives,” in the best sense.

διὰ λόγου: cf. ἑρμηνείαν, δἰ ἧς iv. 3. 12.

μάθημα: i.e. what one is impelled by his own taste to learn.

ἄριστα: adverb.

τὰ σπουδαιότατα: matters of greatest importance.

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