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ἐγκράτειαν ὑπάρχειν ἀγαθὸν εἶναι: it was a good thing for self-control to belong to. ἐγκράτειαν ὑπάρχειν is subj. of εἶναι.

μάλιστα πάντων: above all men, belongs to the subj., while πάντων μάλιστα below is equivalent to above everything, and is connected with ἐγκράτειαν.

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