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123. 13. τοῖς νῦν—neut., and so μελλόντων and παροῦσι.

14. περί=ὑπέρ, with ἐπιταλαιπωρεῖν, i.e. προσθεῖναι τὸν πόνον (Schol.).

16. ἐκ τῶν πόνων τὰς ἀρετάς—famous characteristic of the Dorians. Cf. Hesiod, W. and D. 289 (Plat Rep. p. 364 D, Xen. Mem. 2.1.20) τῆς ἀρετῆς ἱδρῶτα θεοὶ προπάροιθεν ἔθηκαν, quoted by several edd ˙ in the Funeral Speech Pericles speaks of the ἐπίπονος ἄσκησις of the Spartans.

18. ἐξουσίᾳδυνάμει.

προφέρετε=προέχετε, only used in this way by Herod., Thuc., and poets.

21. κατὰ πολλά—three grounds for confidence are presently given.

22. αὐτοῦ—see c. 118. 3.

24. τὰ μὲν φόβῳ κτλ.—those who are not yet enslaved by the Athenians fear to be so (φόβῳ); those who are so already hope to regain their liberty (ὡφελίᾳ), Croiset. ὠφελίᾳ, dat. of motive, is, as Mr. Forbes says, here used for the idea (desire) of the thing rather than for the thing itself; he compares ἁρετή c. 33 and τιμή c. 75; and so elsewhere.

[2] 25. σπονδάς—c. 53. 2.

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