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[510] Βασάνῳ with ἁδύπολις only, which, as a dat. of manner, it qualifies with nearly adverbial force: commending himself to the city under a practical test. — i.e. ἔργῳ καὶ οὐ λόγῳ. Pind. P. 10.67πειρῶντι δὲ καὶ χρυσὸς ἐν βασάνῳ πρέπει καὶ νόος ὀρθός”: “an upright mind, like gold, is shown by the touchstone, when one assays it”: as base metal “τρίβῳ τε καὶ προσβολαῖς μελαμπαγὴς πέλει δικαιωθείςAesch. Ag. 391.

ἁδύπολις in the sense of ἁνδάνων τῇ πόλει (cp. Pind. N. 8.38ἀστοῖς ἀδών”): boldly formed on the analogy of compounds in which the adj. represents a verb governing the accus., as φιλόπολις = φιλῶν τὴν πόλιν, ὀρθόπολις (epithet of a good dynasty) = ὀρθῶν τὴν πόλινPind. O. 2.7). In Soph. Ant. 370ὑψίπολις” is analogous, though not exactly similar, if it means ὑψηλὸς ἐν πόλει, and not ὑψηλὴν πόλιν ἔχων (like δικαιόπολις = δικαίας πόλεις ἔχουσα, of Aegina, Pind. P. 8.22).

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