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[3] ὥσπερ κτλ. — full form: ὥσπερ τέχνης (‘in an art’) τα ἐπιγιγνόμενα (‘what is new’) κρατεῖν ἀνάγκη, οὕτω καὶ ἐπιτηδευμάτων κτλ τέχνης is possessiie, with τὰ .

16. τὰ ἀκίνητα νόμιμα—alluding to the conservative νόμιμα of Lycurgus: τάδε ... κατέστησεν Λυκοῦργος ἐν τῇ Σπάρτῃ νόμιμα Xen. Lac. Pol. 7. 1.

17. πρὸς πολλὰ ... ἰέναιthose on whose resources there are many demands need constantly to think out new devices; cf. ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι, plan something untried before, Herod. 2.2. 3; 119. 2.

20. ἐπὶ πλέον ὑμῶνmore than yours; cf. l. 14.

μέχρι ... τοῦδε ὡρίσθω — cf. Aeschin. 3.24 μέχρι τοῦδε εἰρήσθω μοι so far and no farther, ‘let this be the limit of.’ Strictly we have a fusion of—

(1) ‘So far let your slowness have proceeded,’

(2) ‘Here let your slowness end.’

Cf. on p. 69 l. 26.

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