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Honour and advantage, therefore, alike bid you to assist us.

ἐς ὑμᾶς: free use of the prep., as in i. 41. 8. Kühn. 432, 1, 3 a. Cf. Dio C. li. 13 μεταγιγνώσκειν ἐπλάσατο, ὡς καὶ ἐλπίδα πολλὴν μὲν ἐς ἐκεῖνον, πολλὴν δὲ καὶ ἐς τὴν Λιουΐαν ἔχουσα. —2.

Δία τὸν Ὀλύμπιον: an exception to the rule that the art. stands with both the name and appellation of a god, or is omitted with both. Kr. Spr. 50, 7, 10.—

ἐν οὗ τῷ ἱερῷ: this position of the gen. between the prep. and its noun is esp. common in Thuc., and is the usual one with οὗ. Cf. c. 70. 16; 81. 26; 96. 1; v. 47. 66. Kr. Spr. 47, 9, 19.—

ἴσα καί: H. 1042 a; Kühn. 423, N. 18. Cf. ἐν ἴσῳ καί, ii. 60. 20; ἐν τῷ ὁμοίῳ καί, vi. 11. 15; παραπλησίαις καί, v. 112. 3; vii. 70. 2; ὁμοίως καί, vii. 28. 30; viii. 76. 13; Hdt. viii. 60. 25; ὡσαύτως καί, Hdt. vii. 86. 7; ὅτῳ γε νοῦς ἴσος καὶ σοὶ πάρα, Soph. O. C. 810; σεβίζω ς᾿ ἴσα καὶ μάκαρας, Eur. El. 994. ἴσα is adv., as ὁμοῖα, i. 25. 18. ἴσα καί occurs also in late writers, e.g. Aristid. Panath. i. p. 285 ἴσα καὶ ἀήττητος.—4. ἴδιον . . . κοινὴν . . . κοινοτέραν: “we alone make the sacrifice; the results, whether good or bad (the latter in still greater measure, κοινοτέραν), will fall upon all.”—

ἴδιον μὲν . . . παραβαλλομένους: unusual for μετ̓ ἰδίου κινδύνου τὰ σώματα παραβαλλομένους. σώματα means life and limb, as in i. 70. 19; 141. 18; ii. 42. 24. παραβάλλεσθαι, to risk (as at play), also c. 65. 12; ii. 44. 16; Hdt. vii. 10. θ 3; Hom. ι 322. But here the obj. is the danger instead of the thing endangered.—5.

κατορθῶσαι, σφαλησόμεθα: usual antithesis, as in c. 39. 39; ii. 65. 28.—7.

μή: belongs to the partic. only. Cf. i. 32. 24; 37. 6.—8.

οἱ Ἕλληνες ἀξιοῦσι: cf. i. 69. 7. Supply εἶναι with ἀξιοῦσι and βούλεται.

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