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[3] 19. οἱ δέbut they.

21. παρὰ τὸ μὴ οἴεσθαι χρῆναι μή with χ., contrary to their opinion that it is wrong that they should be deprived.

γνώμῃ κτλ.—either by a decision (in our courts) or through the power we enjoy on account of our Empire. This passage refers not only to defeats of allies in the Athenian courts, but to cnrtailments of their rights (δυνάμει κτλ.).

24. τοῦ ἐνδεοῦςat their (slight) inferiority. The gen. after χαλεπῶς φέρειν as in 2.62. 3 probably, unless στερισκόμενοι is to be supplied.

25. ἀπὸ πρώτης—cf. c. 15. 3. Perhaps ὁρμῆς or ἀρχῆς originally completed the phrase.

τὸν νόμονlaw in general.

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