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Μελήτου: i.e. the chief accuser. See Introd. § 5. γραφὴν ἔφευγε: was prosecuted, hence with ὑπό. The active meaning is expressed by διώκειν. G. 1241; H. 820. Cf. μή πως ἐγὼ ὑπὸ Μελήτου τοσαύτας δίκας φύγοιμι Plato Apol. 19C.—τῶν ἄλλων εἰωθότων κτλ.: these appeals to sympathy were a common device in the courts of Athens. Socrates regarded such entreaties, though not formally prohibited by law, as in themselves παρὰ τοὺς νόμους, and refused to use them. Cf. Plato Apol. 38D, E. ἀλλὰ ῥᾳδίως ἂν ἀφεθείς: but although he would have been readily acquitted. For the participle with ἄν, representing the same tense of the indic., see G. 1308, 2; H. 987 b. ἐμμένων, παρανομῶν: see on στήσαντας i. 1. 9.
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