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ἀλλά: this does not, like δέ, introduce an objection or direct reply, but a new observation or point of view. Cf. c. 108. 1.—πολέμων: see App.

κοινοτέρας: this is to be explained from the meaning of κοινός, impartial (cf. iii. 53. 8; 68. 7), “the fortunes of war sometimes turn out more impartially (i.e. more in accordance with justice) than the difference in the forces on the two sides would lead one to expect.”—τὰς τύχας λαμβάνοντα: cf. ὅταν καιρὸν λά βωσιν, vi. 86. 13.— κατά: cf. i. 76. 17; ii. 50. 2.

τοῦ δρωμένου: this is, as in c. 66. 18, prop. pass., but since it refers directly to the agent, it is used here and in vi. 16. 12 as a general expression for independent action. On the use of the partic. for the inf., see on c. 9. 18.—ἔτι: const. with ἐλπίς, and ὀρθῶς with στῆναι. So Polyb., xxxiii. 12. 3, has ὀρθῶς ἵσταντο. Van Herwerden's proposal, ὀρθοῖς, is needless. Cf. also Soph. O. T. 50, στάντες τ᾽ ἐς ὀρθόν.

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