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εἰ ..εἰ Two o<*> even three protases, not co-ordinate, may belong to one apodosis, e.g. Plat. Men. 74 B εἴ τίς σε ἀνέροιτο τοῦτο, τί ἐστι σχῆμα; εἰ αὐτῷ εἶπες ὅτι στρογγυλότης, εἴ σοι εἶπεν ἅπερ ἐγώ, εἶπες δήπου ἂν ὅτι σχῆμά τι (Goodwin, Moods and Tenses, § 55. 1 = § 510 ed. 1889).

The reiteration of εἰ in the present passage has been considered open to objection; it occurs however in Or. 54 § 15, in an undoubtedly genuine speech of Demosthenes (A. Schaefer, Dem. u. s. Zeit III 2, 188 and Lortzing, Apoll. 33).

δημοσίᾳ βασανίζεσθαι ‘to be questioned publicly,’ i.e. ‘to be tortured by a state-officer.’

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