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σωφροσύνης τίνι ἧττον προσήκειν: who has a less share of discretion? For the gen. with verbs of sharing, see G. 1097, 2; H. 737.

αὐτὰ τὰ ἐναντία: pred., the direct opposites (of each other).

τοῦ ἐπιμελεῖσθαι: objective gen. with κωλυτικώτερον.

ὧν προσήκει: “duties.”

τοῦ ποιοῦντος, πείθοντος, ἀναγκάζοντος: for the participle used substantively, see on τὸ κρατοῦν i. 2. 43.

τοῖς σωφρονοῦσι τὰ ἐναντία: the opposite of what prudent men do. For the condensed form of expression, see on θεοῖς ταῦτα πάντα ἔοικε iv. 4. 24.

οἴει τι: the τὶ shows that the preceding participles are neuter.

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