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φθόνον, ὅ τι εἴη: for the ‘prolepsis,’ see on i.2.13. So σχολήν, τί εἴη in 9. λύπην τινά: a kind of pain. οὔτε τὴν ἐπ᾽ ἐχθρῶν εὐτυχίαις γιγνομένην: for this feature of the Socratic ethics, see on ii.6.35. εἴ τις φιλῶν τινα: that any one who really loved a friend. For εἰ after verbs of wondering, cf. 7. 8. βοηθεῖν: grammatically co-ord. with δύνασθαι, but opposed in thought to περιορᾶν. ἀτυχοῦσιν: “in their misfortune.” φρονίμῳ: sensible. πάσχειν αὐτό: have this feeling. Cf., on this passage, Rochefoucauld's cynical maxim, that ‘there is something not wholly displeasing to us in the misfortunes of our best friends.’
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