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1. ὡς ἔοικε, spoken with sarcasm: cf. § 212.5.

2. πάτρια, i.e. inherited from their ancestors.οὐδ᾽ ἀνεκτὰ implies that they revolted morally against the idea; οὐδ᾽ ἔμφυτα that it was against their nature as Athenians.

3. ἐκ παντὸς τοῦ χρόνου, from the beginning of time, a rhetorical ὑπερβολή, as in § 66.6; in § 26.7 it means from the beginning of the transaction in question.

4. μὴ δίκαια: μὴ, not οὐ, as we should say οἳ μὴ δίκαια πράττουσιν (G. 1612).

5. προσθεμένην, taking the side of, attaching herself to: cf. § 227.5.— ἀσφαλῶς δουλεύειν: the same idea of security in slavery is found in the speech of Pericles, Thuc. II. 63 (end).

6. ἀγωνιζομένη, as partic. of man- ner modifies κινδυνεύουσα διατετέλεκε. —πρωτείων, τιμῆς, δόξης: cf. § 66.7.

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