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[7] 13. μὲν ἄν—i.e. when they do not carry out a new plan they have hit upon, they regard the failure as a loss of something that belongs to them.

15. πρὸς τὰ μέλλονταin comparison with what is to be done.

16. τυχεῖν πράξαντεςthat in reality they have done, a very eommon meaning of τυγχάνω with partic.: e.g. Plat. Gorg. p. 468 D οίόμενος ἄμεινον εἶναι, τυγχάνει δὲ ὂν κάκιον.

του καὶ πείρᾳ ς.—if they fail too in anything they attempt. καί (in ref. to ἂν ἐπελθόντες κτήσωνται) emphasises the phrase.

17. ἐπλήρωσαν—iterative.

18. μόνοι γάρ—possession and desire, ‘have’ and ‘hope’ overlap, so impetuous are these Athenians.

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