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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 φύσις ποιεῖν τι”, in regard to nature's intention or tendency (De Anim. Gen. 4. 10, etc.).

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