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[246] κατεύχομαι Suidas κατεύχεσθαι: τὸ καταρᾶσθαι. οὕτω Πλάτων. καὶ Σοφοκλῆς, κατεύχομαι δὲ τὸν δεδρακότα τάδε. Phot. Lex. p. 148. 7 κατεύχεσθαι τῶν Ἀχαιῶν: ἀντὶ τοῦ κατὰ τῶν Ἀχαιῶν εὔχεσθαι. οὕτως Σοφοκλῆς. Here the ref. is to Plato Plat. Rep. 393eτὸν δὲ” (the Homeric Chryses, priest of Apollo) ... κατεύχεσθαι τῶν Ἀχαιῶν πρὸς θεόν. But Photius prefixes the words, κατεύχεσθαι: τὸ καταρᾶσθαι. οὕτως Πλάτων. It is clear, then, that in Photius οὕτως Σοφοκλῆς and οὕτως Πλάτων have changed places. The “Soph. fr. 894,” quoted by Lidd. and Scott under κατεύχομαι as= imprecari, thus vanishes (Nauck Fragm. Trag. (2) p. 357). Cp. Aesch. Seven 632πόλει οἵας ἀρᾶται καὶ κατεύχεται τύχας.” But where, as here κατεύχομαι is used without gen. (or dat.), it is rather to pray solemnly: often, however, in a context which implies imprecation: e.g. Plat. Laws 935aκατεύχεσθαι ἀλλήλοις ἐπαρωμένους”: Plat. Rep. 394aκατεύχετο τῖσαι τοὺς Ἀχαιοὺς τὰ δάκρυα.εἴτε τις: whether the unknown man (τις) who has escaped discovery is εἷς, alone in the crime, or one of several. τις, because the person is indefinite: cp. 107.

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