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ἐκεῖ. IV 420 ff.

διὰ δύναμιν: ‘because he has the power,’ “weil er kann” (Schneider). The possession of the power to do wrong is itself a temptation, according to Plato: cf. Gorg. 525 D οὗτοι (tyrants etc.) γὰρ διὰ τὴν ἐξουσίαν μέγιστα καὶ ἀνοσιώτατα ἁμαρτήματα ἁμαρτάνουσι, and ib. 526 A. Whibley points out that in the language of Greek politics and political science δύναμις was often used in a quasitechnical sense, denoting ‘power due to wealth, connexions,’ etc. (Gk. Olig. p. 125 note 7), but it can hardly have such a meaning here. Madvig conjectures, absurdly enough, διαδῦναι.

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