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κατ᾽ αὐτὸ τοῦτο: precisely because the Lacedaemonians νομίζουσι τὰ ξυμφέροντα δίκαια.

τῷ ξυμφέροντι αὐτῶν : const. with μὴ βουλήσεσθαι (not with πιστεύομεν). διὰ τὸ ἴδιον ξυμφέρον, Schol. We should, as St. observes, expect τῷ αὑτῶν ξυμφέροντι or τῷ αὐτῶν ξυμφέροντι, but αὐτῶν, even in the position in which it stands here, may have the sense of ἴδιον (Lat. ipsorum). Still we should naturally translate it of them (Lat. corum, i.e. of some other people), which is here plainly impossible. See App.

καταστῆναι: an emphatic γενέσθαι. Cf. i. 70. 3; iii. 102. 26; iv. 92. 15; vi. 82. 13.

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