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ἀρχαιοτάτοις Isocr. Panegyr. § 40, οἱ γὰρ ἐν ἀρχῇ περὶ τῶν φονικῶν ἐγκαλέσαντες...ἐν τοῖς νόμοις τοῖς ἡμετέροις τὰς κρίσεις ἐποιήσαντο περὶ αὐτῶν.

οὔ] οὔ, and not μή, in the second clause, because there is an emphasis on the fact that he does not state the case correctly. He seeks to lead you into an abstract speculation (εἰ καλῶς κεῖνται μή): you must draw a practical conclusion. Cp. Soph. Ai. 7, ὅπως ἴδῃς | εἴτ᾽ ἔνδον εἴτ᾽ οὐκ ἔνδον.

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