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δότε τι καὶ τῷ χρόνῳ ‘Leave some scope for that other witness — Time’. Cp. Hor. Sat. II. 2. 94, Das aliquid famae. ἠξίουν μέν ‘I should certainly desire, judges, that in such cases [of alleged murder] the sentence (τὴν δίκην) should be in accordance with the laws, [i.e. that death should be inflicted if deserved,] but that the investigation should, in every possible instance, be regulated by justice’ (τὸ δίκαιον). Sauppe inserts τούτους (sc. τοὺς νόμους) before τὸ δίκαιον, thus weakening, I think, the antithesis between ‘the laws’ as the standard of punishment, and ‘justice’ as the canon of inquiry. — ἠξίουν like ἐβουλόμην, § 1, note.
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