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εἰ δ᾽ ὅτι μέγαλα βλάψειεν ἄν (φήσει τις) κ.τ.λ.] On the abuse of arts and natural gifts, and the answers to the argument from the abuse to the use of them, see Quint. Inst. Orat. II 16, 5, Isocr. περὶ ἀντιδόσεως § 252, Plato, Gorg. u. s., Bacon, Nov. Org. P 129. Comp. Eth. Nic. III 3 τοιαύτην δέ τινα πλάνην ἔχει καὶ τἀγαθά διὰ τὸ πολλοῖς συμβαίνειν βλάβας ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν. ἤδη γάρ τινες ἀπώλοντο διὰ πλοῦτον, ἕτεροι δὲ δἰ ἀνδρείαν.

τοῦτό γε κοινόν] Ovid. Trist. II 266, Nil prodest quod non laedere possit idem. Schrader.

πλὴν αρετῆς] Gaisford refers in illustration to Archytas ap. Stob. I p. 15. Xen. Cyrop. IV 1, 15. Pl. Meno, 87 E and Isoc<*>. Nicocles, init.

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