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καίτοι γε τοσούτῳ ... γίγνονται: and yet success in these pursuits (collectively, statesmanship) is more difficult of attainment than in those (cithara playing etc.) just in proportion as, out of the larger number engaging in these, fewer achieve success. πλειόνων may be either part. gen. or gen. abs. of concession although a larger number engage etc.

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