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κερδῆναι (or κερδᾶναι: the spelling is uncertain) ‘to profit by.’

ἕκαστος, singular in apposition to ἡμεῖς, here determines the number throughout the rest of the sentence.

ἐπεί. The connexion of the thought is ‘I say this, because it is clear that he will sooner or later threaten the existence of every state in Greece.’

περίοδος and καταβολὴ seem to have been used technically of the recurring attacks of intermittent diseases.

ἀφεστάναι, ‘to be far removed’ from the danger.

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