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And things (stolen goods), like others, of which the thief has already a good many in his possession, either exactly like (with no difference at all between them) or nearly like (bearing a general resemblance, and so not easy to distinguish). The first is the case of coins or medals, and in general, things that are made in sets, one exactly like another. ἀδιάφορος, which in the sense here assigned to it seems to be a ἅπαξ λεγόμενον, is not to be confounded either with the logical signification of it—Anal. Post. II 13, 97 b 31, ἐν τοῖς καθόλου ἢ ἐν τοῖς ἀδιαφόροις, Top. A 7, ἀδιάφορα τὸ εἶδος, ἄνθρωπος, ἵππος; this is ‘without specific difference’, ‘an individual’—or with the meaning it bears in the Stoic philosophy, things ‘indifferent’, without any moral differences, neither good nor bad; from which our sense of the word is derived. ‘And things which the injured party is ashamed to reveal: as any outrage committed upon the women of one's own family, or one's self or one's children’. Victorius quotes Lysias, c. Simon. § 3, μάλιστα δ᾽ ἀγανακτῶ, ὦ βουλή, ὅτι περὶ τοιούτων πραγμάτων εἰπεῖν ἀναγκασθήσομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς ὑπὲρ ὧν ἐγὼ αἰσχυνόμενος, εἰ μέλλοιεν πολλοί μοι συνείσεσθαι, ἠνεσχόμην ἀδικούμενος. καὶ ὅσα φιλοδικεῖν] ὅσα cognate accusative for ὅσας δίκας; or perhaps the local accus., ‘the cases in which (as the seat of them) the litigious spirit is shewn’, Appendix B, note 1, at the end of this Book. ‘And all cases in which prosecution would seem to indicate a litigious spirit in the prosecutor’; that is, where the offence is trifling, or, again, in the case of acts that deserve indulgence—some of which are mentioned in c. 13. 16, 17. Victorius refers to Lysias, κατὰ Θεομνήστου A § 2, ἐγὼ δ᾽ , εἰ μὲν τὸν ἑαυτοῦ με ἀπεκτονέναι ἠτιᾷτο, συγγνώμην ἂν εἶχον αὐτῷ τῶν εἰρημένων: οὐδ̓ εἴ τι ἄλλο τῶν ἀποῤῥήτων ἤκουσα, οὐκ ἂν ἐπεξῆλθον αὐτῷ, ἀνελεύθερον γὰρ καὶ λίαν φιλόδικον εἶναι νομίζω κακηγορίας δικάζεσθαι. The chapter concludes with a summary enumeration of its contents. ‘So now of the characters and dispositions that incline men to crime, the several kinds of those crimes, the characters that invite crime, and the motives that incite to crime, we have given a tolerably complete (σχεδόν) account’, or analysis.
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