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[3] 28. τῶν ἔργων—without stopping to think: as Thuc. says elsewhere, at the beginning of a war, men are impulsive. ἔχονται is equivalent to ἅπτονται.

χρῆν ὕστερον δρᾶν — if is right (and the Schol. as well as all MSS. has it), we cannot render a thing which, but must make τῶν ἔργων antecedent: nor is there any objection to this except that Thuc. regularly uses δρᾶναὐτό or αὐτά) differently; see c. 5. 2: but δρῶ τὰ ἔργα is good Greek, e.g. συννοίᾳ θ᾽ ἅμα οἷον δέδρακεν ἔργον Eur. And. 806.

29. ἤδηonly when, with κακοπαθοῦντες.

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