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φαίνονται γὰρ . . . πράττοντες: οἵ τε διὰ τέλους τυραννευόμενοι, οἵ τε καλῶς ὀλιγαρχούμενοι, οἵ τε μισοῦντες τὰς τυραννίδας are all subjects of φαίνονται, with which the participles ἔχοντες, καθιστάντες, and πράττοντες are to be closely taken. οἵ τε καλῶς ὀλιγαρχούμενοι are subdivided by οἱ μέν, οἱ δέ, which may be translated ‘in some cases’, ‘in other cases’. διὰ τέλους: this phrase can mean either (1) ‘continually’, or (2) ‘completely’. The former gives the best sense here, and is usually the meaning of the phrase in Isocrates; cp. Phil. 24 διὰ τέλους, and de Pace 17. περὶ ἅ: i.e. ἐν ἐκείνοις περὶ ἅ. For the hiatus see note on E. 3 περὶ αὑτῶν.
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