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21. ἐπ̓to, not against.

23. οὐ τῶν ἀδυνατωτάτων = τῶν δυνατωτάτων.

κέρδους ἕνεκα—a frequent phrase. Notice the place of ἕνεκα, which is usual when it applies to two nouns, as e.g. Antiphon 6, 7 διαβολῆς ἕνεκα καὶ ἀπάτης, Lys. 32. 10 καὶ τῆς ἀδελφῆς ἕνεκα καὶ σφῶν αὐτῶν. But the rule is not absolute.

24. τοῖς ἀσθενέσι τροφῆς—cf. Dem. 1.22 τὰ τῆς τροφῆς τοῖς ξένοις. ἀσθενεῖς = ‘weak.’

25. πόλεσιν ἀτειχίστοις—i.e. village communities. We cannot help thinking of the great aphorism in 7.77. 7 ἄνδρες γὰρ πολις καὶ οὐ τείχη.

27. βίουlivelihood. ἐποιοῦντο = ‘would get,’ a sense more familiar in the corresponding passive forms, βίος ἐγίγνετο αὐτοῖς.

ἐποιοῦντο—see L. & S. A. II. 2.

ἔχοντος—synonymous with φέροντος. 2.37.3 νόμων ... ὅσοι αἰσχύνην φέρουσι, 2.41.3 τῷ πολεμίῳ ἀγανάκτησιν ἔχει.

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