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[51] ἀσφαλείᾳ “in steadfastness”: a dative of manner, equivalent to ἀσφαλῶς in the proleptic sense of ὥστε ἀσφαλῆ εἶναι. Cp. Soph. OC 1318κατασκαφῇ . . δῃώσειν,” n. Thuc. 3.56οἱ μὴ τὰ ξύμφορα πρὸς τὴν ἔφοδον αὑτοῖς ἀσφαλείᾳ πράσσοντες,” those who securely made terms on their own account which were not for the common good in view of the invasion. Thuc. 2.82ἀσφαλείᾳ δὲ τὸ ἐπιβουλεύσασθαι” (where ἀσφάλεια is a false reading), to form designs in security, opp. to τὸ ἐμπλήκτως ὀξύ, fickle impetuosity. The primary notion of ἀσφαλής (“not slipping”) is brought out by πεσόντες and ἀνόρθωσον.

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