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τὸ δίκαιον We can say, ἐπανορθοῦν (or even πράσσειν) ἐπὶ τὸ δίκαιον, to amend (or to act) ‘in the direction of right’; but hardly εἶναι μετὰ τῶν ἀδικ. ἐπὶ τὸ δίκ., to be on the side of the wronged in the cause of right: hence Taylor's omission of ἐπὶ seems warranted. ‘Trusting in the gods, and hoping that Justice will be the ally of the injured’. μέν — καί, (as μέν — τε Soph. O. T. 498), Thuc. II. 65, τρία μὲν ἔτη ἀντεῖχον ...καὶ οὐ πρότερον ἐνέδοσαν. — If the subject to ἔσεσθαι is θεούς understood, τὸ δίκ.=‘as is just’, an acc. like τὸ λεγόμενον (Thuc. VII. 68): but this is too harsh.
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