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[2] 21 νεωτεροποιοί κτλ.—we have echoes of this famous comparison in Demosth.

22. ἐπινοῆσαι ὀξεῖς—cf. Dem. Ol. 3, 15 γνῶναι πάντων ὑμεῖς ὀξύτατοι.

24. σῴζειν—sc. ὀξεῖς. sarcastic.

ἐπιγνῶναιadopt further measures beyond a resolution to preserve what you have got.

οὐδὲ τἀναγκαῖα—contrast ἐπιγνῶναι μηδέν. The last clause =καὶ οὐκ ὀξεῖς ἐστε ἔργῳ οὐδὲ τ. ἐξ. By τἀναγκαῖα he means what will just do.

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