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παρὰ δὲ τῶν Cp. Panegyr. § 82, τοῖς μὲν γὰρ οὐχ ὕπεισι πράξεις, πρὸς δὲ τοὺς οὐκ εἰδὶν ἁρμόττοντες λόγοι. Bernhardy, Synt. p. 310, truly remarks that this use is peculiar to Isocr. among the orators, though not rare among other Attic prose-writers. — εἰ πάσχοιεν: they would say, ἀγαπῶμεν ἐὰν μηδὲν πάσχωμεν.

τοιγάρτοι ‘Accordingly’: the notion is, ‘And so, sure enough’ — as might have been expected from these precautions.

κατασκευάς ‘establishments’. Thuc. II. 65, καλὰ κτήματα κατὰ τὴν χώραν οἰκοδομίαις τε καὶ πολυτελέσι κατασκευαῖς ἀπολωλεκότες. So Pericles speaks of the country-houses and lands as κηπίον καὶ ἐγκαλλώπισμα πλούτου, ib. 62. Demosthenes touches on the same topic in Olynth. III. § 25 f., ἰδίᾳ δ᾽ οὕτω σώφρονες ἦσαν καὶ σφόδρα ἐν τῷ τῆς πολιτείας ἤθει μένοντες, so constant to a republican simplicity, that the house of Aristeides or of Miltiades is (ἐστίν, implying that it is still pointed out) no grander, σεμνοτέρα, than the house of the ordinary citizen.

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