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ὧν ἂν ἐπινοήσωσί τι δρᾶσαι The proper construction would have been simply ἁμαρτάνοντες ὧν (=τούτων ) ἂν ἐπινοήσωσι, failing in the designs which they may have formed. But to this τι δρᾶσαι is added, as if, instead of ἁμαρτάνοντες, such a word as κωλυθέντες had preceded: failing to execute some part of their designs. The redundancy was suggested by the antithesis between planning and doing: cp. Thuc. v. 13, οὐκ ἀξιόχρεων αὐτῶν ὄντων δρᾶν τι ὧν κἀκεῖνος ἐπενόει.

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