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[2] 18. ἀπὸ τοῦ—like ἀπὸ τοῦ πράγματος Dem. 24.6.

19. διδομένηνwhen it was offered.

21. τριῶν—cf. c. 74. 1, and so 3.40. The conjecture is however scarcely certain, though elegant. See c. 75. 3.

24. καθεστῶτος—abs. like δηλωθέντος c. 74. 1 (not governed by ὑπάρξαντες), ‘it being established by precedent.’

25. ἄξιοί τε—the τε joins the clause to what precedes, and does not belong to the καί following.

26. δοκοῦντες—imperf.

μέχρι οὗ ... νῦν = μέχρι νῦν ὅτε (Croiset): ‘when, while (really) thinking of expediency, you profess to argue from justice.’ So in Bk. v. in the Melian dialogue τὸ ξυμφέρον is opposed to τὸ δίκαιον, and cf. the Corcyrean speech. δίκαιοςἄδικοςλόγος = ‘the argument from justice (injustice)’; you tell us what we ought to do, but really think of your own interest.

1. παρατυχόνwhen there was an opportunity; to προθείς supply τῆς ἰσχύος.

2. τοῦ μή—cf. c. 10. 1.

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