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χρηστέον προτρέποντα] i. e. πῶς δεῖ τινα χρῆσθαι αὐτοῖς προτρέποντα. The verbal adjective can be resolved into δεῖ with an indefinite object, with which the participle is made to ‘agree’. Demosth. Olynth. β. 21, 24, πολλὴν δὴ τὴν μετάστασιν καὶ μεγάλην δεικτέον τὴν μεταβολὴν εἰσφέροντας ἐξιόντας. Other examples in Matth. Gr. Gr. § 447. 4.

It appears from the addition of προτρέποντα and ἀποτρέποντα that the first of the ἄτεχνοι πίστεις, the laws, are not confined to forensic practice, but can also be used by the deliberative orator in addressing a public assembly: and this is true also of some kinds of witnesses, viz. the ‘authorities’ appealed to in support of a statement, which may be as serviceable in enforcing considerations of public policy, the συμφέρον ἀσύμφορον, as the δίκαιον ἄδικον of a legal process in a court of justice; see § 16. The original statement therefore of § 1, ἴδιαι γὰρ αὗται των δικανικῶν, requires modification.

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