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[6] 16. εἰ γὰρ τοὺς κακόν κτλ. — an argument from expediency to support the exhortation τὸν νόμον μὴ καθιστάναι ... δέχεσθαι. But the γάρ is strange, and should perhaps be altered to δέ or τε. (Steup proposes to place this sentence at the end of c. 42, where τῷ αὐτίκα φανερῷ fits in with φανεῖται καὶ .)

17. τιμωρήσετε—supply a dat.; the case of the common object follows the partic. according to the usual const.; cf. c. 5. 1.

φανεῖται καὶ — perhaps ‘a prophecy after the event’ due to Thuc. himself. Potidaea, Lesbos and other parts revolted not so long after. (in place of οἴ) adds to the bitterness of the sentence; and the unexpected word φανεῖται is sarcastic, φαίνομαι being constantly used in this way of the coming of deliverers, helpers, etc. (ο: λωφήσων γὰρ οὐ πέφηνέ πω, χρόνῳ φανείς and so on). From the point of view of Corinth the revolt would be a ‘coming’ of this kind.

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