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And those that have already been the subjects of hostile charges, suspicion, calumny (all included in διαβάλλειν, ‘to set one man at variance with, or against, another’), and such as are especially exposed or liable to it (easily calumniated, &c.); for such as these have neither the will (to prosecute) from fear of the judges (who are prejudiced against them), nor are they able to persuade (the judges, for the same reason, if they brought this case before a court of law): and to this class belong all that are hated and envied.

φθονούμενοι] On the irregular passive, see Appendix B (at the end of this Book).

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