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[8] 20. καὶ ταῦτα κτλ.—imitated by Dem. de Cor..203 (Athens) ἀγωνιζομένη περὶ πρωτείων καὶ τιμῆς καὶ δόξης κινδυνεὐουσα πάντα τὸν αἰῶνα διατετέλεκε. (A misuse of the poetical αἰών is that of Polus τέχνη ap. Plat. Gorg. init.) It is a fine stroke of style that at the end of the contrast here, the antithesis is dropped and Athens alone is spoken of.

24. ἑορτήν—predicate. It is not likely that there is any ref here, as the Schol. who is followed by some edd. supposes, to the refusal of Sparta to set out for war during festivals. The passage is hyperbolical, and is spoiled by making it too precise. μήτε and τε correspond

25. οὐχ ἧσσον ... =μᾶλλον .

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