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[5] 26. ἐς αὐτά—viz. ἐς τὸ μελετᾶν τὰ ναυτικὰ ἕως ἂν ἐς τὸ ἴσον καταστησώμεθα.

27. otherwise.

εἰ οὐκ ... ἀπεροῦσιν ... οὐκ ἄρα δαπανήσομεν—in a bimembered sentence of this kind, οὐ is regularly used in the second clause if the verb is in indic., μή if the verb is in opt. The first clanse is logieally subordinate to the second. Cf. Andoc. 1.102 οὐκ οὖν δεινόν, εἰ ὑπὸ μὲν τούτων διὰ τοῦτ᾽ ἂν ἀπωλόμην ... ἐν ὑμῖν δὲ κρινόμενος ... οὑ σωθήσομαι;

3. ἄραwe then decide not, i.e. infer that this is the way to attain our objects.

4. αὐτά—this and αυτοῖς τούτοις refer to χρήματα.

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