κάλλος κακῶν ὕπουλον a fair surface, with secret ills festering beneath it （gen. κακῶν as after words of fulness, = κρυπτῶν κακῶν γέμον）: because he had seemed most prosperous （775）, while the doom decreed from his birth was secretly maturing itself with his growth.κάλλος concrete, a fair object, Xen. Cyrop. 5.2.7 “τὴν θυγατέρα, δεινόν τι καλλος καὶ μέγεθος, πενθικῶς δ᾽ ἔχουσαν.” ὕπουλον of a sore festering beneath an οὐλή or scar which looks as if the wound had healed: Plat. Gorg. 480b “ὅπως μὴ ἐγχρονισθὲν τὸ νόσημα τῆς ἀδικίας ὕπουλον τὴν ψυχὴν ποιήσει καὶ ἀνίατον,” “lest the disease of injustice become chronic, and render his soul gangrenous and past cure ” （Thompson）. Thuc. 8.64 “ὕπουλον αὐτονομίαν,” unsound independence opp. to τὴν ἄντικρυς ἐλευθερίαν. Dem. 18.307 “ἡσυχίαν ἄγειν ἄδικον καὶ ὕπουλον,” unjust and insecure peace. Eustath. Od. 1496.35 “Σοφοκλῆς ... λέγεται ... ὕπουλον εἰπεῖν τὸν δούρειον ἵππον,” the wooden horse at Troy, as concealing foes.
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