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§§ 10 — 14.

ἱππικῆς ‘As to my riding, which he has had the hardihood to mention to you, — so little does he fear Fortune, or respect your common sense — the reply is brief’. Τύχη may some day make him ἀδύνατον, and then he will need the cripple's dole: cp. § 22, οὗ μόνου μεταλαβεῖν τύχη μοι ἔδωκεν ἐν τῇ πατρίδι, ‘the only privilege which Fortune [who has afflicted me] has permitted me to enjoy in my country’. Cp. Thuc. v. 104, τύχη ἐκ τοῦ θείου. — οὔτε ὑμᾶς αἰσχ.: because he asks them not to believe their own eyes, § 14.

φιλοσοφεῖν ‘study’. Isocr. Panegyr. § 6, πῶς οὐ χρὴ σκοπεῖν καὶ φιλοσοφεῖν τοῦτον τὸν λόγον; (the theme of a Panhellenic war on Persia): for φιλοσοφία in the general sense of study, see Attic Orators, II. 36.

τὰς μακρ. τῶν ἀναγκ.] ‘for the longer of my necessary excursions’; τῶν ἀναγκαίων is partitive gen., not gen. after μακροτέρας. The longest of his ὁδοί were still only ἀναγκαῖαι.

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.104
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