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[677] ἀγνῶτος active, as in 681, 1133: but passive, “unknown,” Soph. Phil. 1008, Soph. Ant. 1001. Ellendt is not quite accurate in saying that Soph. was the first who used ἀγνώς in an active sense, for it is clearly active in Pind. P. 9.58 (478 B.C.) οὔτε παγκάρπων φυτῶν νήποινον οὔτ᾽ ἀγνῶτα θηρῶνχθονὸς αἶσαν), “a portion of land not failing in tribute of plants bearing all manner of fruit, nor a stranger to beasts of chase.” The passive use was, however, probably older than the active: compare Hom. Od. 5.79ἀγνῶτες ... ἀλλήλοισι” (pass.) with Thuc. 3.53ἀγνῶτες ἀλληλων” (act.).

ἐν δὲ τοῖσδ᾽ ἴσος: ἐν of the tribunal or company by whom one is judged: Soph. Ant. 459ἐν θεοῖσι τὴν δίκην δώσειν:Eur. Hipp. 988οἱ γὰρ ἐν σοφοῖς φαῦλοι παρ᾽ ὄχλῳ μουσικώτεροι λέγειν”: and so, more boldly, Soph. OC 1213σκαιοσύναν φυλάσσων ἐν ἐμοὶ” (me iudiceκατάδηλος ἔσται.

ἴσος aequus, just: Plat. Laws 975cτὸν μέλλοντα δικαστὴν ἴσον ἔσεσθαι.Dem. 7.35 (by a contemporary of Dem.) ἴσῳ καὶ κοινῷ δικαστηρίῳ. So Soph. Phil. 685ἴσος ὢν ἴσοις ἀνήρ.” The Scholiast explains, παρὰ δὲ τούτοις τῆς ὁμοίας δόξης ἣν καὶ πρώην εἶχον περὶ ἐμέ, i.e. “of the same repute as before.” To me such a version of ἵσος appears most strange.

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