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εὐγηρία] supr. § 4, ‘fortunate old age, good fortune or happiness in old age’.

βραδυτὴς] ‘tardiness’, i. e. slow approach or progress.

εὔγηρως] occurs under the form εὔγηρος in Hippocrates, and Ar. Hist. Anim. IX 12, 3.

ἄνευ τύχης] in Muretus' excellent emendation of v. l. ἂν εὐτυχής.

ἔστι δέ τις κ.τ.λ.] The causes of length and shortness of life in plants and animals are further investigated in the little treatise περὶ μακροβιότητος καὶ βραχυβιότητος, in the collection of tracts called the Parua Naturalia, appended to the work περὶ ψυχῆς. They all belong to the ‘Physical’ department of philosophy. π. μ. καὶ βρ. 1 § 4.

ἀλλ᾽ οὐδὲν ἀκριβολογία κ.τ.λ.] Nice, exact, or scientific analysis and the treatment of a subject in minute detail, are out of place in a rhetorical treatise. Any further details on the subject of longevity would be useless to the rhetorician. On the various senses of ἀκρίβεια, see Grant on Eth. Nic. I 7, 18: and on the mode of handling a subject appropriate to Rhetoric, Introd. on the ‘materials of Rhetoric’, p. 11—14.

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