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που ἄρα: surely then. An emphatic asseveration followed by a confident conclusion. Both belong with πολλὴ κακότης, sc. ἂν εἴη.

παρακινδύνευσιν ποιοῦνται : equiv. to παρακινδυνεύουσι (cf. iii. 36. 11), with the emphatic signification of παρα- implying excess. See on iii. 32. 15. The aor. infs. παυθῆναι and ἀπαλλαγῆναι, both const. with ἀρχῆς, express the purpose of παρακινδύνευσιν ποιοῦνται.

πρὸ τοῦ δουλεῦσαι : cf. c. 93. 1.—πᾶν ἐπεξελθεῖν: try (cf. c. 9. 41) everything (cf. iii. 45. 20), even the most extreme measures.

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