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[408a] themselves good fighting-men and practised medicine as I described it? Don't you remember1 that in the case of Menelaus too from the wound that Pandarus inflicted “‘They sucked the blood, and soothing simples sprinkled?’”Hom. Il. 4.2182 But what he was to eat or drink thereafter they no more prescribed than for Eurypylus, taking it for granted that the remedies sufficed to heal men who before their wounds were healthy and temperate in diet

1 Cf. the Homeric οὐ μέμνῃ;

2 Plato is quoting loosely or adapting Hom. Il. 4.218.αἷμ᾽ ἐκμυζήσας ἐπ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἤπια φάρμακα εἰδὼς πάσσε is said of Machaon, not of Menelaus.

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