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[99] 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. 390τίς τρόπος αὐτοῦ; τί φυγάσιν τὸ δυσχερές;” “what is the manner thereof?) sc. τοῦ κακοῦ, exile). ξυμφορᾶς, euphemistic for guilt, as Plat. Laws 934bλωφῆσαι πολλὰ μέρη τῆς τοιαύτης ξυμφορᾶς,” to be healed in great measure of such a malady (viz., of evil-doing): Plat. Laws 854dἐν τῷ προσώπῳ καὶ ταῖς χερσὶ γραφεὶς τὴν ξυμφοράν,” “with his misfortune [the crime of sacrilege] branded on his face and hands.” Hdt. 1.35συμφορῇ ἐχόμενος”=ἐναγής, under a ban. Prof. Kennedy understands: “what is the mode of compliance (with the oracle)?” He compares Soph. OC 641τῇδε 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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