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ἀποβλέψωσιν εἰς: see note on E. 24. ὁπωσοῦν ζῆν, ‘to live any sort of life,’ i.e. to live in extreme poverty. For ὁπωσοῦν (Latin quacumque ratione) cp. Philip. 7 ὅπως γὰρ οὖν πεπρᾶχθαι (τὴν εἰρήνην) κρεῖττον ἦν, ‘it was better to make peace on any terms.’ λυσιτελεῖν: (λύειν τέλος) lit. ‘to pay expenses’, so ‘to be profitable’; cp. the colloquial English ‘it pays to do so and so’. μετὰ τοιούτων συμφορῶν: μετά often connects circumstances with persons; cp. Areop. 52 μετὰ τοσαύτης ἀσφαλείας διῆγον, ‘they lived in such security.’
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