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ἰσόθεόν γε κτλ. Eur. Troad. 1169 τῆς ἰσοθέου τυραννίδος. Isocrates ad Nic. 5 appears to allude to the same verse (Dümmler Chronol. Beiträge p. 32).

ἕτερα πολλά: e.g. Phoen. 524 f., Fragg. 252, 336 Dindorf. In point of fact, however, Euripides blames tyranny at least as often as he praises it: see e.g. Ion 621 ff., Suppl. 429 ff., Fragg. 277, 288, 608 and other passages in Stob. Flor. 49. The elder Dionysius himself had the effrontery or candour to write the line γὰρ τυραννὶς ἀδικίας μήτηρ ἔφυ (Stob. Flor. 49. 9, quoted in Freeman's Sicily IV p. 7 note I).

παραδεξόμεθα: not παραδεχόμεθα (as Stephanus suggested), in spite of the present συγγιγνώσκουσιν, for “civitas ipsa nondum exstitit, sed veniam iam nunc sibi dari sperat Socrates” (Schneider).

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