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ὥσπερ τινὸς ψέγοντος: equiv. to ὥσπερ ἂν εἴ τις ἔψεγε.

ὑπετείνατο: cf. the Eng. use of ‘lay down a proposition or principle’ to serve as analogy for future guidance. Note the asyndeton which appears somewhat harsh, but is not uncommon in clauses with ὥσπερ. Cf. Alcib. I. 108 d τί οὖν τὸ κατὰ ταύτην ὀρθῶς γιγνόμενόν ἐστιν; ὥσπερ ἐκεῖ ἐγώ σοι τὸ κατὰ τὴν τέχνην ἔλεγον ὀρθῶς, τὴν γυμναστικήν, καὶ σὺ δὴ οὖν οὕτως ἐνταῦθα τί φῄς;

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