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διεσιώπησεν: lapsed into silence.

ὡς ἂν τότε σκοπῶν: sc. διασιωπήσειε. τότε is equivalent to tum demum then for the first time. Cf. καὶ τὸν Κῦρον ἐπερέσθαι προπετῶς, ὡς ἂν παῖς μηδέπω ὑποπτήσσων and Cyrus asked eagerly, as a child (would) who had not yet learned to be shy Cyr. i. 3. 8.

αὐτόν: i.e. τὸν οἶκον.

πειράσῃ: fut. indic. middle.

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