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ὅσοι πλούσιοι. We ought not, with J. and C., to understand ὄντες. The adjective logically belongs to ἰδιωτῶν, but is idiomatically placed in the relative clause: see Kuhner Gr. Gr. II pp. 924 ff. ἐκείνου. On the transition from plural to singular see I 347 A note τί γὰρ κτλ.: ‘Why of course, what should they be afraid of?’ sc. in their slaves. τί is not ‘why,’ but ‘what,’ as οὐδέν shews: cf. V 449 B note Campbell, making τί ‘why,’ translates οὐδέν by ‘Oh, for no reason,’ and refers to Prot. 310 B; but there too οὐδέν is ‘nothing’: see my note ad loc.
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