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τὴν χώραν τεμν Cp. Thuc. II. 62 (Pericles to the Athenians, during the Peloponnesian invasion of 430 B.C.), οὐδ᾽ εἰκὸς χαλεπῶς φέρειν αὐτῶν (for your lands and houses) μᾶλλον ἢ οὐ κηπίον καὶ ἐγκαλλώπισμα πλούτου πρὸς ταύτην (the naval empire of Athens) νομίσαντες ὀλιγωρῆσαι. ὁ κίνδυνος οὗτος ‘We know that on this one cast all our hopes of welfare are staked’: ὁ κίνδ. οὗτος, i.e. περὶ τῆς πατρίδος, the question whether the πάτριος πολιτεία (the Democracy) is to be maintained or not.
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