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ὡς ἀληθῶς ὀλιγαρχικούς: ‘literally olig-archical or masters of few’ (Herren von wenigen, Schneider). Cf. ὀλιγαρχικῶς 555 A note and (for ὡς ἀληθῶς) VI 511 B note Jowett's translation “few to fight as they are few to rule” does not bring out the peculiar force of ὀλιγαρχικούς here.

φιλοχρημάτους: with emphasis on φιλο- (Schneider, who compares 568 B for ἅτε without the copula). The sentiment is illustrated by Bosanquet from Arist. Pol. B 9. 1271^{b} 13 εἰσφέρουσί τε κακῶς (of the Spartans): cf. also infra 554 E f. and Theophr. Char. 26, where the ὀλιγαρχικός cries πότε παυσόμεθα ὑπὸ λειτουργιῶν καὶ τριηραρχιῶν ἀπολλύμενοι; and more in Hermann-Thumser l. c. p. 685 note 1.

πάλαι. IV 434 A ff.

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