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διαλυόμενοι ἤδη: as they were on the point of leaving. διαλύεσθαι as in ii. 12. 13; vi. 41. 16, διελύθησαν ἐκ τοῦ ξυλλόγου. ἐκ τῶν λόγων (cf. c. 112. 1) is the opposite of ἐς λόγους (cf. iii. 8. 6; iv. 38. 4; 73. 33).—ἀλλ᾽ οὖν: well then. This introduces the final summing up of the result of the conference. ἀπὸ τούτων τῶν βουλευμάτων: judging from the conclusion at which you have arrived. τὰ ὁρώμενα: that which lies before your eyes. Cf. ii. 42. 21; iii. 45. 23. τῷ βούλεσθαι: equiv. to βουλήσει ἀσαφεῖ in iv. 108. 21. παραβεβλημένοι καὶ πιστεύσαντες: with these words πλεῖστον (6) is to be taken adv. being most entirely given over to (the Lacedaemonians, etc.) and having trusted them most entirely. παραβεβλημένοι is pass., as in Ar. Pl. 243, πόρναισι καὶ κύβοίσι παραβεβλημένος. The pf. partic. is used because this expresses a trait of the character of the Melians; the aor. partic. πιστεύσαντες is used to refer to the action of the Melians in putting their faith in the Lacedaemonians, etc., in this particular instance. Cf. ἐλθόντας καὶ κεκτημένους, vii. 66. 6. Kr. Spr. § 56, 14. This explanation of St. makes it unnecessary to strike out either καὶ πιστεύσαντες (with v. Herwerden) or καί (with Cl., who takes παραβεβλημένοι as mid., having risked, with πλεῖστον as its obj.).
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