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τοὺς πολλοὺς φόβους ἐξαίρει τῶν πολιτῶν, ‘free your subjects from most of their fears,’ i.e. there must be a certain feeling of fear in their minds (e.g. fear of punishment) but other fears must be reduced to a minimum. This seems better than ‘the many fears to which they are liable’ (F.). ποίει μὲν μηδὲν μετ᾽ ὀργῆς: cp. Cic. de Off. i. 38 “cum ira nihil recte fieri, nihil considerate potest.” δόκει δέ: sc. ὀργίζεσθαι. ὅταν σοι καιρὸς ᾖ, ‘when occasion arises.’ For the meaning of καιρός see note on E. 31.
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