Just want to make sure I understand what's going on:
8. tou\j me\n o)fqalou\j (Omh/rou ou)k e)fu/lacan oi( qeoi/: ta\ de\ bibli/a ta\ peri\ th=j tw=n a)nqrw/pwn a)reth=j eu)= pefula/casin
I got: The gods did not guard Homer's eyes: they have guarded well books about the excellence of men.
(I left out the 'on the one hand...on the other hand'. Is this acceptable?)
12. e)peidh\ tou\j para\ tw=n ce/nwn a)gge/lous e)fula/camen, th\n dhmokrati/an ou)k ...