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οἷος ἔμπειρος. The verb ἐστὶν may be easily understood after οἷος, and of course this is grammatically the origin of such an expression. But, as part of a phrase, οἶος is depreciatory and almost adverbial, “to any extent skilled.” E.g. in Av. Vesp. 970, ὁ δ᾽ ἕτερος οἷός ἐστιν οἰκουρὸς μόνον, where the position of ἐστιν makes anything but a colloquial explanation of οἷος impossible. φιλοτιμίᾳ, “through personal ambition.” ἔφη. The subject is to be supplied from the τινός of § 17, fin. τοῖς ἄλλοις, i.e. his other failings. τὴν φιλοτ. ἀνυπ. The adjective may quite naturally be taken as agreeing with τὴν φιλ. (τοῦ Φιλίππου). Others take it with τὸν Φίλιππον understood, τὴν φιλ. being acc. of respect. ἄλλως. Such an idiomatic use of ἄλλος is scarcely to be translated. It means properly “to take another virtue, besides σωφροσύνη.”
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