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ἀνδρεία πότερον: for the same order, see ii. 7. 8. Cf. iv.6.10, 11, and i. 1. 16, where Xenophon speaks of Socrates as discussing just such themes as these in this chapter.

διδακτὸν φυσικόν: capable of being taught, or a gift of nature. For the gender, see on χρησιμώτερον ii. 3. 1.

οἶμαι μέν: corresponds to νομίζω μέντοι in 2. Cf. ii.1.12, and An. ii.1.13

ἰσχυρότερον φύεται: is by nature stronger.

τὰ δεινά: as in i. 1. 14.

γίγνεσθαι: grows.

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