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[466] “παρέσσεται, παρέξομαι” Zen. Aph., a more regular expression of the thought, but not therefore necessarily to be preferred. The indefinite τις here, as elsewhere, connotes the idea of ‘many’ e.g. 16.629; the origin of this sense may be seen in the ‘“τις” of public opinion,’ cf. 2.271 where “τις” = “ πληθύς” of 278). The addition of πολέων seems to be a slight logical irregularity, though the intention is evidently to emphasize the “τις”; in other words, we should rather have expected “πολλοί τινες ἀνθρώπων”. But the required emphasis is given after all by the sentence as we have it,