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ἂν γὰρ . . . περιλάβωμεν, ‘for if we properly grasp the scope of the subject as a whole in its main outlines’ (F.). ἐνταῦθ᾽ ἀποβλέποντες, ‘if we keep our attention fixed upon that’ (i.e. τὴν δύναμιν ὅλου τοῦ πράγματος). ἐνταῦθα = εἰς ταύτην. μεγάλην ἐκ μικρᾶς: for this use of ἐκ cp. E. 59 ἐκ ταπεινῶν and note. Themistocles (Plut. Them. 2. 3) is said to have boasted ὅτι λύραν μὲν ἁρμόσασθαι καὶ μεταχειρίσασθαι οὐκ ἐπίσταιτο, πόλιν δὲ μικρὰν καὶ ἄδοξον παραλαβὼν ἔνδοξον καὶ μεγάλην ἀπεργάσασθαι.
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