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ἔργῳ καὶ πράξεσι. Cf. Dem. 8. 73 δεῖ δ᾽ ἔργων τῇ πόλει καὶ πράξεώς τινος. So far as the two words can be distinguished, ἔργον emphasises reality, πρᾶξις activity. οἱ παριόντες, sc. ἐπὶ τὸ βῆμα ὥστε λέγειν ἐν τῷ δήμῳ. τούτων, gen. after ἀφέσταμεν, further expanded by the infinitives. The slight looseness of construction is made easier by the fact that ἀφίστασθαι belongs to a class of verbs (implying abstention and the like) after which an infinitive is commonly used. πρὸς ὑμᾶς. With words denoting friendly feeling or the reverse πρὸς may be used with the accusative not only, as seems natural to us, of the object, but also, as here, of the subject. Cf. Thuc. V.105 τῆς πρὸς τὸ θεῖον εὐμενείας (the favour of heaven). οἶα ποιεῖ is either (1) object of διεξερχόμεθα (‘what sort of things he does, and how monstrous they are’), or (2) subject of δεινά (ἐστι) (‘how monstrous are the kind of things he does’), or (3) object of διεξ. used anticipatorily. The third view seems best and is supported by Dem. 18. 41 τὰ...πάθη...διεξιὼν ὡς οἰκτρά. In any case τοιαῦτα is direct object of διεξ. καθήμενοι, sc. ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ. ὡς μὲν ἂν εἴποιτε, a relative clause, similar in character to an object-clause containing ὅπως and a future indicative; lit. ‘as to the way in which you might speak.’ ἐφ᾽ ὧν ἐστι, ‘his enterprises’: ἐπὶ=‘engaged upon,’ a use somewhat similar to that in Phil. 1. 7.