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τι ἄν: for the hiatus cp. § 28 τι ἂν λέγῃς.

ἀκριβῶσαι, ‘master’, ‘thoroughly understand’.

ὧν: attracted relative for ἐκείνων (partit. gen. after τι) .

ἐμπειρίᾳ, ‘practice,’ as opposed to filosofi/a|, ‘theory.’

μέτιθι, ‘go after’, so ‘pursue’, ‘study’. For μετά in composition see note on E. 50 μεταπεπτώκασιν.

τὰς ὁδούς, ‘the methods to be pursued.’

χρῆσθαι τοῖς πράγμασι, ‘to deal with events as they arise’; cp. N. C. 30 τὰς χρήσεις τῶν πραγμάτων.

ἂν γὰρ τὰ παρεληλυθότα κτἑ: cp. Andoc. 23. 39 χρὴ τεκμηρίοις χρῆσθαι τοῖς πρότερον γενομένοις περὶ τῶν μελλόντων ἔσεσθαι, and Dion. Halicarn. Antiq. x, p. 471 βουλεύονταί τε ἄριστα περὶ τῶν μελλόντων οἱ παραδείγματα ποιούμενοι τὰ γεγονότα τῶν ἐσομένων.

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