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τί γὰρ ἂν ἠν πέρας κ.τ.λ. ‘What definitive settlement could we ever have come to, if I had set aside an award pronounced according to law, and referred the same causes of action to another arbitrator? especially when I knew so well, that, even if it is not equitable to insist on a wards against other people, it is perfectly fair to deal in such a way with Boeotus.’ Kennedy.

πέρας τοῦ διαλυθῆναι ‘Final settlement,’ ‘conclusion of our difference,’ lit. ‘termination consisting of reconciliation.’ For this ‘genitive of apposition,’ in prose mainly confined to the gen. of the infinitive, cf. Hom. Il. III 309, θανάτοιο τέλος, and Thuc. VII 42 πέρας τοῦ ἀπαλλαγῆναι τοῦ κινδύνου. Kühner, Gk. Gr. § 402 d. S.]

ἰσχυρίζεσθαι i.e. ἐμμένειν.

προσφέρεσθαι ‘to behave towards,’ ‘to deal with.’ Or. 54 § 28 εἴπερ ἐβούλοντο δικαίως προσφέρεσθαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς. Plat. Theaet. p. 151 C προσφέρου οὖν πρός με ὡς πρὸς μαίας υἱὸν καὶ αὐτὸν μαιευτικόν.

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