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§ 13. When we, fearing we should be implicated in the transaction, declined to take the interest offered, he came to us with witnesses to attest that we rejected the proffered payment, knowing perfectly well that we should reject it, and the reasons why.

οὐκ ἂν ἔφαμεν κ.τ.λ. The usual hyperthesis or attraction of ἂν to the negative = ἔφαμεν ὅτι οὐκ ἂν συγχωρήσαιμεν. See 37 § 16, and 10 § 10.

ὁπότε See Or. 34 § 33.

μᾶλλον ἐπέτεινεν ‘He was still more pressing.’ A metaphor, perhaps, from the tuning of a lute, and raising the pitch. Cf. § 24.

μάρτυρας πολλοὺς Cf. Or. 34 § 30 σοὶ δ᾽ ἀποδιδόντι τό τε δάνειον καὶ τοὺς τέκους ἀμφοτέρουςπῶς οὐχὶ πολλοὺς ἦν παραληπτέον μάρτυρας;

οὐδὲν μᾶλλον Used here adverbially, ‘not at all the more intending to repay’ &c.

ὑπούσας sc. τῷ λαβεῖν.

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