The modal dat. ὕπνῳ, more forcible than a cogn. acc. ὕπνον, nearly = “soundly.” Cp. Soph. Ant. 427 “γόοισιν ἐξῴμωξεν”: Soph. Trach. 176 “φόβῳ, φίλαι, ταρβοῦσαν”: [Eur.] fr. 1132 （Nauck(2)） 40 ὀργῇ χολωθείς （where Nauck, rashly, I think, conjectures ἔργει）. Verg. Aen. 1.680 “sopitum somno”. εὕδειν, καθεύδειν （Xen. Anab. 1.3.11） oft. = “to be at ease” （cp. ἔνθ᾽ οὐκ ἂν βρίζοντα ἴδοις, of Agam., Hom. Il. 4.223）: the addition of ὕπνῳ raises and invigorates a trite metaphor.
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