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εἰ μὲν κτλ.: with apod. omitted, a not unusual ellipsis. See G. 1416; H. 904 a, and cf. εἰ μὲν δώσουσι γέρας if they shall give me a prize (sc. well and good) Hom. Α 135, καὶ νῦν, ἂν μὲν Κῦρος βούληται (sc. παρέστω σὺν ὑμῖν), εἰ δὲ μή, ὑμεῖς τὴν ταχίστην πάρεστε Cyr. iv. 5. 10.

τό τε καλὸν καὶ τὸ κίβδηλον: the correlatives τέ, καί, are sometimes used to connect two objects which are to be distinguished or compared, where the Eng. usage would employ a simple ‘and.’ So τούς τε ἀγαθοὺς καὶ τοὺς κακούς below. Cf. διαφέρει τυραννικός τε καὶ ἰδιωτικὸς βίος Hiero i. 2.

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