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χαριεντίζοιτο -- κομψευόμενος may refer to some Megarian quibbles on this subject. Zeno's argument to shew that οἰστὸς φερομένη ἕστηκεν proceeded on a different principle: see Arist. Phys. VI 9. 239^{b} 30 ff.

καὶ -- δρᾷ. “Repetendum ὡς ex praegressis” (Stallbaum). Schneider connects δρᾷ with ὅταν: in that case we must understand after τοῦτο δρᾷ something like ὡς καὶ τοῦτο ὅλον ἕστηκέ τε ἅμα καὶ κινεῖται. Stallbaum's view is the simpler, and should, I think, be preferred. I have accordingly removed the comma usually printed after κινοῦνται.

ὡς οὐ -- φερομένων. This clause has proved a source of great perplexity. Schneider suggests that μενόντων is a partitive genitive, ἐστί being omitted; Stallbaum, that τὰ τοιαῦτα is adverbial, like τοιουτοτρόπως; while, according to J. and C., τὰ τοιαῦτα “is to be taken as cognate accusative with the participles.” Rather than accept any of these suggestions, it would, I think, be preferable to expunge τὰ τοιαῦτα altogether (with Ast), or to place it after ἀποδεχοίμεθα (as Gildersleeve suggests, A. J. Ph. VI p. 333 note 2), or even perhaps to read τῶν τοιούτων with Richards, although little short of a miracle could have corrupted τῶν τοιούτων to τὰ τοιαῦτα. The following interpretation, which appears to me right, has not, so far as I know, been hitherto suggested. ταὐτά goes closely with the partitive genitive ἑαυτῶν, and is a predicate to τὰ τοιαῦτα, which is also governed by κατά (cf. the familiar usage with ὥσπερ and a preposition in similes, e.g. Theaet. 170 A ὥσπερ πρὸς θεοὺς ἔχειν τοὺς ἐν ἑκάσταις ἄρχοντας etc.: see on VIII 553 B). μενόντων τε καὶ φερομένων is a genitive absolute. The sentence is in every respect an elegant and idiomatic piece of Greek, and means: ‘because such parts, in respect of which they both stand still and move on these occasions, are different parts of them.’ τὰ τοιαῦτα—the meaning of which is easy to catch after the examples given above —forms a welcome preparation for εὐθύ τε καὶ περιφερές in the following clause.

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