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οὐ μὴν ἀλλά: see note on E. 33. τὰ παραλελειμμένα: sc. ὑπὸ τῶν ἄλλων, ‘a subject which has been neglected.’ νομοθετεῖν ταῖς μοναρχίαις, ‘to legislate for the kingly office.’ Some editors have supposed these words to be corrupt on account of the dative ταῖς μοναρχίαις, and on the ground that Isocrates does not pose as a ‘lawgiver’ (νομοθέτης). The MS. reading, however, is perfectly intelligible: νομοθετεῖν is here used absolutely ‘to act as lawgiver’, and ταῖς μοναρχίαις (abstract for the concrete τοῖς μονάρχοις) is dative of advantage. The whole phrase is almost an example of oxymoron, since the μόναρχος would naturally dispense with laws. νομοθετεῖν is also used absolutely in N. C. 7 followed by περί. πολιτείας: see note on E. 46.
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