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οὐδ̓ ἂν ἥξει . ἄν with the future indicative is scarcely here ‘colloquial’ (as Goodwin holds, MT. p. 66), but has a solemn, half-tragic or poetical effect. There is the usual supply of emendations, such as οὐδ᾽ αὖ ἥξει (Madvig) οὐδ᾽ ἀνήξει (Herwerden), οὐδὲ μὴ ἥξει (Cobet), οὐδὲ δὴ ἥξει (Richards); but the idiom is sufficiently well established (see on VI 492 C), and, as Turner remarks, the variant ἥξοι (in Ξ and three other MSS) is itself also evidence in favour of ἄν. σχεδόν τι -- τυράννους. Cf. Gorg. 525 D ο<*>μαι δὲ καὶ τοὺς πολλοὺς εἶναι τούτων τῶν παραδειγμάτων ἐκ τυράννων καὶ βασιλέων καὶ δυναστῶν καὶ τὰ τῶν πόλεων πραξάντων γεγονότας. ἦσαν δὲ καὶ κτλ.: not “erant vero etiam aliqui privati ex eorum numero, qui magna perpetraverant facinora” (Stallbaum), but “erant vero etiam nonnulli privati et quidem de genere magnorum peccatorum” (after Schneider). With ἦσαν cf. Phaed. 59 B ἦν δὲ καὶ Κτήσιππος and Prot. 315 A.
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