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1. κακοήθης...εὔηθες ᾠήθης: an untranslatable παρονομασία, the sarcastic effect of which, as pronounced by Demosthenes, can easily be imagined. κακοήθης, ill-natured, malicious, is in antithesis to εὔηθες, good-natured (in the double sense of our simple). The idea (imperfectly expressed) is: malicious (ill-natured) fellow though you are, you conceived this perfectly simple (silly) notion.

3. πεπραγμένων καὶ πεπολιτευ- μένων: see note on § 4.6.

5. τετύφωμαι: cf. τετυφῶσθαι, IX. 20. If τυφῶ is connected with Τυφῶν or Τυφώς, τετύφωμαι must mean I am distracted or crazed, like ἐμβρόντητος (§ 243.7). If it is derived from τῦφος, mist or smoke (see Lidd. & Sc.), τετύφωμαι means I am stupefied, befogged or wrapt in smoke.

7. πομπείας, ribaldry (procession- talk). See Harpocr.: πομπείας καὶ πομπεύειν ἀντὶ τοῦ λοιδορίας καὶ λοιδορεῖν. The Scholia have: πομπείας, λοιδορίας, ὕβρεως: ἐν ταῖς πομπαῖς προσωπεῖά τινες φοροῦντες ἀπέσκωπτον τοὺς ἄλλους, ὡς ἐν ἑορτῇ παίζοντες, ἐπὶ ἁμαξῶν φερόμενοι. See ἐξ ἁμάξης, § 122.7, and πομπεύειν, § 124.2.

8. ἀνέδην, loosely, without check: cf. ἀνίημι and ἄνεσις.—ἂν...τουτοισὶ: if these (judges) shall wish to hear it. See Thuc. VI. 46, τῷ Νικίᾳ προσδεχομένῳ ἦν, and other examples in M.T. 900. Whiston compares Liv. XXI. 50, quibusdam volentibus novas res fore.

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    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 122
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    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 243
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 4
    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, 900
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