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κατὰ γνῶσιν ‘Through the decision.’ It is a peculiarity of the middle Attic to use κατὰ, ‘in accordance with,’ quite as a synonym of διὰ, ‘because of.’ Thus, the Attics say κατὰ τί ἦλθες; ‘Why have you come?’ &c. Any one of the three prepositions κατὰ, διὰ, or παρὰ πενίαν may be used to signify ‘through poverty,’ and κατὰ more often bears this meaning than is commonly supposed. Mr Wayte on Timocr. § 32 seems not to have noticed this.

ἀξιῶν κ.τ.λ. Construe ἀξιῶν τὰς δίκας ἀναδίκους γίγνεσθαι, ἃς ἐγὼ τοῦτον ἀπέφυγον, κ.τ.λ. ‘in seeking to reverse a judgment against his own claim, which I obtained against him after appearance and argument, and in which he has acquiesced.’ Kennedy. See §§ 19, 34.

ἀναδίκους § 34.

τὴν τούτου γνώμην Contemptuously, ‘his judgment, forsooth, of what is right.’

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