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τυχόν: acc. absolute, lit. ‘it having happened’, so ‘if it so happened’, ‘perhaps’; cp. Paneg. 171 τυχὸν μὲν γὰρ ἄν τι συνεπέραναν, ‘for they might perhaps have accomplished something.’ For other examples of the acc. absolute see note on § 11 προσῆκον.

οἱ δὲ πρὸς τῷ πεφυκέναι καὶ διεγνωκότες, ‘but those who, in addition to their natural inclination, have also a reasoned conviction.’

ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ τάξει διαμενοῦσιν, ‘will remain firm in the position which they have taken up.’ τάξις is here a military metaphor.

ἑκόντας καὶ προθύμως: for adjective and adverb coupled together cp. § 13 οὐ παρανόμως οὐδ᾽ ἀλλοτρίαν.

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