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μηδέν, sc.διδάσκου”: τὸ μὴ δίκ. = μὴ δίκαιόν ἐστι: see on 360οὐδὲν...τὸ μέλλον.

τὸν χρόνον, my years: cp. 681.— The change of τἄργα into “τοὔργον” (adopted by Nauck) is no gain. The sing. is taken as ‘the cause’ (which he defends). But he means, ‘you should consider, not my age, but my conduct,—my merits’: and this is expressed by “τἄργα”, just as in O. C. 265ὄνομα μόνον δείσαντες: οὐ γὰρ δὴ τό γε σῶμ᾽ οὐδὲ τἄργα τἀμά”. Cp. Menander fr. incert. 91 “μὴ τοῦτο βλέψῃς, εἰ νεώτερος λέγω, ἀλλ᾽ εἰ φρονούντων τοὺς λόγους ἀνδρῶν λέγω” (v.l.φρονοῦντος...ἀνδρός”: Bentley, “φέρω”).

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