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πρὸς ἕκαστον αὐτῶν: for πρὸς τὰς ἑκάστου αὐτῶν πράξεις by a common Greek idiom in which a quality is compared, not with another quality, but with the possessor of that quality; cp. Hom. Il. xvii. 51 κόμαι Χαρίτεσσιν ὁμοῖαι, ‘hair like (that of) the Graces,’ and ad N. 31 τὸ τῆς πόλεως ὅλης ἦθος ὁμοιοῦται τοῖς ἄρχουσιν.

οὔτ᾽ ἂν λόγος κτἑ., ‘such a detailed account would not perhaps suit the occasion, nor would the time suffice for its recital.’

καιροῖς . . . χρόνος: see note on § 31.

ἐπὶ τούτων σκοπῶμεν, ‘we test Evagoras by the light of them.’ For this use of ἐπί cp. ad N. 50 ἐπὶ τῶν χρησίμων αὐτοὺς δοκιμάζειν.

ἐξετῶμεν: contracted for the more common ἐξετάσομεν; cp. βιβῶν (fut. part.) from βιβάζω (Soph. O. C. 381). This so-called Attic future is most frequently found in verbs in -ίζω, e.g. κομίζω, fut. κομιῶ. ς has a strong tendency to drop out between two vowels.

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