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ἐλέγομεν. III 413 A ff.

δυνατὴ ἔσται: sc. φύσις αὐτῶν. φύσις was last employed in 503 B, since when it has been represented both by the individual and by the ἦθος (αὐτῷ and αὐτό in 503 D). We must bear in mind that the Greek inflexions of gender made it easier for them than it is for us to tolerate such irregularities. No Greek could possibly misunderstand the reference, as soon as he heard the -η of δυνατή. A tolerably close parallel will be found in Phaedr. 254 B (not D, as Stallbaum prints). See also 508 D and X 605 C notes Bywater conjectures δυνήσεται, but δυνήσεται is unlikely to have been corrupted into δυνατὴ ἔσται.

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