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αὐτὴ ἐφ᾽ ἑαυτῆς κτλ. Gellius XVII. 20 ignores πραττομένη in his rendering (“Omne,” inquit, “omnino factum sic sese habet: neque turpe est, quantum in eo est, neque honestum, uelut est quas nunc facimus ipsi res, bibere cantare disserere. nihil namque horum ipsum ex se honestum est; quali cum fieret modo factum est, tale extitit,” etc.): Proclus also (in Alcib. I. p. 215) omits it. It must certainly, I think, be ejected, since it only serves to confuse the argument; none of the alternatives proposed are at all probable; while Rettig's attempt to justify its retention by the device of setting a comma before it is merely absurd. For the language cp. Meno 88 C πάντα τὰ κατὰ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτὰ μὲν καθ᾽ αὑτὰ οὔτε ὠφέλιμα οὔτε βλαβερά ἐστιν: Phaedrus 258 C, D. See also Eryx. 397 E; Arist. Pol. 1333^{a} 9, for the moral indifference of πράξεις καθ᾽ αὑτάς.

τι ἂν τύχῃ. “At random”; so τι ἂν τύχωσι 181 B below: Prot. 353 A οἳ τι ἂν τύχωσι τοῦτο λέγουσι.

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