τοῦτο μὲν is not governed by ἐννοεῖν, but is adv., ‘on the one hand,’ answered by ἔπειτα δ᾽ (63) instead of “τοῦτο δέ”, as elsewhere by “τοῦτ᾽ αὖθις” (167), “τοῦτ᾽ ἄλλο” (O. T. 605), “εἶτα” ( Ph. 1346), or “δέ” (O. C. 441). ὡς, with οὐ μαχουμένα, marks the intention of nature as expressed in sex,—‘showing that we were not meant to strive with men.’ This might be illustrated by Arist. 's phrase, “βούλεται ἡ φύσις ποιεῖν τι”, in regard to nature's intention or tendency (De Anim. Gen. 4. 10, etc.).
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