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must be supplied the participial clause of the preceding sentence. From this also we must take a verb of saying to govern a τινάς also to be supplied from οὐδένα of the clause τῶν . . . ἔμπροσθεν.

ἐξ ἴσου: has almost the force of an adj. See Kr. 43, 4, 5; H. 798 f.

οὐ γὰρ ἐξέπεσον: we find additions, such as ἐκ τῆς πατρίδος, ἀρχῆς, τυραννίδος, and the like; also δόξης, οὐδίας (ἐκ τῶν ἐόντων, Hdt. iii. 14). The verb ἐκπίπτειν serves thus as a passive to ἐκβάλλειν, though the image is that of a chariot driver who is thrown out. Cf. the English phrase ‘fall through,’ as applied to a design or project.

οὔτε τῃ κολακικῃ: sc. with which they might have saved themselves, according to Callicles' view (511 c, 486 b), but which Pericles despised.

<*>λλὰ μέντοι . . . μή ποτε: “But yet, the men of the present day are at least far from being able to,” etc.

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