ποίῳ ... ξυμφορᾶς By what purifying rite （does he command us ἐλαύνειν τὸ μίασμα）? What is the manner of our misfortune （i.e. our defilement）? Eur. Phoen. 390 “τίς ὁ τρόπος αὐτοῦ; τί φυγάσιν τὸ δυσχερές;” “what is the manner thereof?） sc. τοῦ κακοῦ, exile）. ξυμφορᾶς, euphemistic for guilt, as Plat. Laws 934b “λωφῆσαι πολλὰ μέρη τῆς τοιαύτης ξυμφορᾶς,” to be healed in great measure of such a malady （viz., of evil-doing）: Plat. Laws 854d “ἐν τῷ προσώπῳ καὶ ταῖς χερσὶ γραφεὶς τὴν ξυμφοράν,” “with his misfortune [the crime of sacrilege] branded on his face and hands.” Hdt. 1.35 “συμφορῇ ἐχόμενος”=ἐναγής, under a ban. Prof. Kennedy understands: “what is the mode of compliance （with the oracle）?” He compares Soph. OC 641 “τῇδε γὰρ ξυνοίσομαι” （“for with that choice I will comply”）. But elsewhere, at least, συμφορά does not occur in a sense parallel with συμφέρεσθαι, “to agree with.”
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