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παραχρῆμα i.e. while the purpose is still clearly present to his mind. From another point of view, an interval between the planning and the execution might be urged as heightening the deliberate character of the act: but here the contrast is merely between ἑκούσιον and ἀκούσιον.

τὴν ἴσην γε δύναμιν ἔχει, ὅστις=ἴσον δύναται, εἴτε τις...εἴτε. Cp. Thuc. VI. 14, νόμιζε τὸ καλῶς ἄρξαι τοῦτ᾽ εἶναι, ὃς ἂν τὴν πατρίδα ὠφελήσῃ.

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