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[66] ὅσσα ... δῶσιν: for the cond. rel. sent., see on A 554. Explanatory of “δῶρα”, adding the essential mark of the gods' gifts, i.e. that they are of free choice.

αὐτοί: i.e. without act and thus without responsibility of the receiver.

ἑκὼν ἕλοιτο: this forms an independent contrast to the preceding rel. clause. For the thought, cf. “ἀλλ̓ οὔ πως ἅμα πάντα δυνήσεαι αὐτὸς ἑλέσθαι Ν” 729.

ἑκών: at pleasure, by his own powers.

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