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[1357] φονεὺς ἦλθον have come to be the slayer, a compressed phrase for ἐς τοσοῦτον ἦλθον ὥστε φονεὺς εἶναι: cp. 1519 and Soph. Ant. 752 κἀπαπειλῶν ὦδ᾽ ἐπεξέρχει θρασύς;Soph. Trach. 1157ἐξήκεις δ᾽ ἵνα φανεῖ.Hom. Il. 18.180εἴ κέν τι νέκυς ᾐσχυμμένος ἔλθῃ,come to be dishonoured (where some explain, “reach thee dishonoured ”): in Xen. Anab. 3.2.3ὅμως δὲ δεῖ ἐκ τῶν παρόντων ἄνδρας ἀγαθοὺς ἐλθεῖν” (so the MSS.: τελέθειν G. Sauppe) καὶ μὴ ὑφίεσθαι, the clause ἐκ τῶν παρόντων helps ἐλθεῖν as = evadere. In 1433 ἐλθών is not similar. No classical use of venire seems really parallel: thus in Iuv. 7.29 ut dignus venias hederis, venias = “may come forward ” (Mayor ad loc.).

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