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76. 9. ὑμεῖς γοῦν—an example of the principle just stated.

10. ἐπὶ ... καταστησάμενοι—referring to the oligarchies; see c. 19.

12. ἐξηγεῖσθε—governs τὰς πόλεις.

τότε—in the Persian War.

13. ἀπήχθησθεhad become unpopular, cf. c. 75. 2. This is better than ἀπήχθεσθε, had been hated.

14. εὖ ἴσμεν μήμή generally with a verb expressing confident belief impressed on others.

15. γυπηρούςsevere.

[2] 18. ἀπὸ τοῦ—like ἀπὸ τοῦ πράγματος Dem. 24.6.

19. διδομένηνwhen it was offered.

21. τριῶν—cf. c. 74. 1, and so 3.40. The conjecture is however scarcely certain, though elegant. See c. 75. 3.

24. καθεστῶτος—abs. like δηλωθέντος c. 74. 1 (not governed by ὑπάρξαντες), ‘it being established by precedent.’

25. ἄξιοί τε—the τε joins the clause to what precedes, and does not belong to the καί following.

26. δοκοῦντες—imperf.

μέχρι οὗ ... νῦν = μέχρι νῦν ὅτε (Croiset): ‘when, while (really) thinking of expediency, you profess to argue from justice.’ So in Bk. v. in the Melian dialogue τὸ ξυμφέρον is opposed to τὸ δίκαιον, and cf. the Corcyrean speech. δίκαιοςἄδικοςλόγος = ‘the argument from justice (injustice)’; you tell us what we ought to do, but really think of your own interest.

1. παρατυχόνwhen there was an opportunity; to προθείς supply τῆς ἰσχύος.

2. τοῦ μή—cf. c. 10. 1.

[3] 4. δικαιότεροι κατά—cf. c. 37. 3

6. γένωνται after οἴτινες: if this is the true reading — see crit. note—we have an instance of the epic and Ionie usage. See Goodwin M.T. 540. The only other ex. of pure subj. with ὅς in Thuc. is 4.17 οὗ μὲν βραχει^ς ἀρκῶσι, which is thought to be from a gnomie poet.

[4] γ᾽ ἂν οὖν = γοῦν ἄν.

τὰ ἡμέτερα λαβόντας = εἰ ἔλαβον τὴν ἡμετέραν ἰσχύν.

8. ἐκ τοῦ ἐπιεικοῦς—i.e. ἐκ τοῦ μετριάζειν.

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    • Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 6
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.10.1
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.19
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.37.3
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.74.1
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.75.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.75.3
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.40
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.17
    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, 540
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