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καὶ τὰς ἑταιρ...προάγει ‘which dissolves friendships [cp. ἑταιρίας λιμήν, Soph. Ai. 683] and draws kinsmen on to quarrels’. προάγειν of leading onward in an evil path; cp. Theogn. 396, πενίην, (just as here, ἀπορία,) τ᾽ ἀνδρῶν προάγει θυμὸν ἐς ἀμπλακίην [where παράγει is a doubtful v. l.]: Dem. In Androt. § 78, εἰς τοῦτο προήχθητ᾽ εὐηθείας καὶ ῥᾳθυμίας.

τὸν ἐνθένδε πόλεμον...διοριοῦμεν ‘transfer the war from Greece to Asia’: Plat. Legg. 873 E, τὸ δ᾽ ὀφλὸν [vulg. ὄφλον] ἔξω τῶν ὅρων τῆς χώρας ἀποκτείναντας διορίσαι, ‘the animal which is adjudged guilty (of causing death) they shall slay and cast beyond the borders’: Eur. Helen. 394, στράτευμα κώπῃ διορίσαι, ‘to carry a host from its own land in ships’,= πορθμεῦσαι or διαπεραιῶσαι.

τῶν κινδύνων τῶν πρὸς ἡμᾶς αὐτούς ‘the ordeals of intestine warfare’ (between Greek cities).

καταχρήσασθαι ‘to utilise them’: κατά meaning here, not ‘wastefully, perversely’ (abuti), but ‘to the full’ (cp. ‘to use up’): so Panegyr. § 9, τὸ δ᾽ ἐν καιρῷ ταύταις [sc. ταῖς πράξεσιν, these historical examples] καταχρήσασθαι...τῶν εὖ φρονούντων ἴδιόν ἐστιν.

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