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[65] The modal dat. ὕπνῳ, more forcible than a cogn. acc. ὕπνον, nearly = “soundly.” Cp. Soph. Ant. 427γόοισιν ἐξῴμωξεν”: Soph. Trach. 176φόβῳ, φίλαι, ταρβοῦσαν”: [Eur.] fr. 1132 (Nauck(2)) 40 ὀργῇ χολωθείς (where Nauck, rashly, I think, conjectures ἔργει). Verg. Aen. 1.680sopitum somno”. εὕδειν, καθεύδεινXen. 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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