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οἶδ᾽ ὅτι, used in parenthesis, has become a stereotyped phrase, with the value of an adverb, like δῆλον ὅτι.

τούτων, Philip's present course of action.

καλεῖν, sc. ἦν δίκαιον.

τούς, to be taken with λέγοντας. The order of the words shews that the intervening temporal clause modifies the participle. The reference is to the pro-Macedonian orators (e.g. Aeschines and Philocrates); cf. Dem. 19. 45. It was usual in deliberative speeches not to mention opponents by name.

τῆς ἐπὶ τοὺς ὅρκους, ‘the one sent to administer the oaths’ (to Philip). See Introd. §§ 12, 13.

προὔλεγον καὶ διεμαρτυρόμην, ‘was warning you with solemn protestations.’

οὐκ εἴων, ‘was bidding you not.’ With this verb οὐ commonly coalesces so as to form a single conception—οὐκ ἐῶ=I forbid.

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