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1. Narrative: §§ 1 — 30.

ἐβουλόμην Without ἄν, — of that which one wishes were now true, but which is not so: Ar. Ran. 866,ἐβουλόμην μὲν οὐκ ἐρίζειν ἐνθάδε”, ‘I could have wished that I was not’... Cp. the use of ἔδει, ὤφελον, etc., with infin.: Goodwin § 49. 3. c.

τοῦ μέν...τοῦ δέ] τοῦ μέν=τῆς τε συμφορᾶς καὶ τῶν κακῶν, adversity: τοῦ δέ=τῆς δυνάμεως τοῦ λέγειν καὶ τῆς ἐμπειρίας τῶν πραγμάτων, — the power of self-defence.

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