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οὐδ᾽ ἂν οἰκήσειεν, εἰ μὴ εἴσεται: for the ‘mixed form’ of cond. sent., see on i.2.45.

μυρίων: a similar approximate estimate of the number of houses in Athens is given by Ischomachus, Oec. viii. 22.

οἰκιῶν, οἴκων, houses, households.

τοῦ θείου: mother'sbrother, uncle. Charmides is meant. The Greek was much more exact in terms of relationship than the English.

δεῖται δέ: for the use of δέ where the Eng. would employ a conj. of cause or reason, cf. ἦρχον δέ An. vi.6.9 It is freq. in Homer, cf. βίηφι δὲ φέρτεροι ἦσαν ζ 6.

ἓν τάλαντον: about 57 lbs. For Greek weights, see Gow, Companion to School Classics, p. 88.

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