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περὶ ὧν: hiatus, see note on E. 3 περὶ αὑτῶν. μέλλει: the best MS. reads μέλλοι (see critical note), an optative which does not admit of explanation, and is probably due to assimilation to σοι. φαύλους ἡγοῦ κτἑ, ‘consider not those men weak who accept a defeat which is to their advantage, but rather those who win a victory to their own hurt.’ For μετά see note on § 5 μετὰ τοιούτων συμφορῶν; and for περιγίγνεσθαι see note on E. 36. τοὺς μείζω περιβαλλομένους ὧν οἷοί τ᾽ εἰσι κατασχεῖν, ‘those who aim at greater things than they can attain.’ ὧν is for ἐκείνων ἅ by relative attraction, see note on E. 11 ἧς; the genitive is that of the thing compared after μείζω.
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