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περὶ μὲν γὰρ τῶν ἄλλων κ.τ.λ] On the ‘legal issues’ here intimated, the ἀμφιβιστήσεις (Aristotle), or στάσεις (subsequent Rhetoricians and Lawyers), comp. I 13, 9; III 15, 2; 16, 6; 17, 1, and Introd. p. 397, Append. E to Bk. III.

ὡς δ᾽ οὐκ ἄδικον] (i. e. τοῦ λέγειν ὡς, or τοῦ ὡς, ‘the fact that’), οὐδὲν φροντίζουσιν. On the necessary limitation and qualification of this position of Aristotle, see Introd. p. 170.

ἐν ἐπαίνῳ πολλάκις τιθέασιν κ.τ.λ.] Isocrates gives credit to the Athenian people, ἐν ἐπαίνῳ τίθησιν, for this kind of disinterested policy, in a passage referred to by Victorius. Paneg. § 53 Ἀχιλλέα ἐπαινοῦσιν ὅτι ἐβοήθησε κ.τ.λ. Plat. Symp. 179 E πεπυσμένος παρὰ τῆς μητρὸς ὡς ἀποθανοῖτο ἀποκτείνας Ἕκτορα, μὴ ποιήσας δὲ τοῦτο οἴκαδ᾽ ἐλθὼν γηραιὸς τελευτήσοι, ἐτόλμησεν ἑλέσθαι βοηθήσας τῷ ἐραστῇ Πατρόκλῳ καὶ τιμωρήσας οὐ μόνον ὑπεραποθανεῖν, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐπαποθανεῖν τετελευτηκότι. Apol. 28 C τῆς Θέτιδος υἱός, ὃς τοσοῦτον τοῦ κινδύνου κατεφρόνησε παρὰ τὸ αἰσχρόν τι ὑπομεῖναι, ὥστε ἐπειδὴ εἶπεν μητὴρ αὐτῷ προθυμουμένῳ Ἕκτορα ἀποκτεῖναι, Θεὸς οὖσα, οὑτωσί πως, ὡς ἐγῷμαι, παῖ, εἰ τιμωρήσεις Πατρόκλῳ τῷ ἑταίρῳ τὸν φόνον καὶ Ἕκτορα ἀποκτενεῖς, αὐτὸς ἀποθανεῖ: αὐτίκα γαρ τοι, φησί, μεθ᾽ Ἕκτορα πότμος ἑτοῖμος (Hom. Il. Σ 98 et infra αὐτίκα τεθναίην κ.τ.λ. v. 104) δὲ ταῦτ᾽ ἀκούσας κ.τ.λ. comp. Il. I 410 seq. Aeschines likewise, c. Timarch. §§ 145, 150, refers to (in the one) and quotes (in the other) this same passage of Hom. Il. Σ. u. s., but with a totally different purpose.

τούτῳ δὲ μὲν τοιοῦτος θάνατος κάλλιον, τὸ δὲ ζῃν (though life) συμφέρον] Eth. Nic. IX. 8, 1169 a 18, ἀληθὲς δὲ περὶ τοῦ σπουδαίου καὶ τῶν φίλων ἕνεκα πολλὰ πράττειν καὶ τῆς πατρίδος, κἂν δέῃ ὑπεραποθνήσκειν...τοῖς δ᾽ ὑπεραποθνήσκουσι τοῦτ̓ ἴσως συμβαίνει: αἱροῦνται δὴ μέγα καλὸν ἑαυτοῖς.

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