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[217] κλύων not strictly = πειθαρχῶν, “obediently” (in which sense κλύειν takes gen.,τῶν ἐν τέλει,Soph. Aj. 1352), but simply, “on hearing them”: δέχεσθαι, as Soph. Phil. 1321κοὔτε σύμβουλον δέχει.τῇ νόσῳ ὑπηρετεῖν, = θεραπεύειν τὴν νόσον, to do that which the disease requires (for its cure), like “ὑπηρετοίην τῷ παρόντι δαίμονιSoph. El. 1306. In Eur. fr. 84, 7 οὐδ᾽ αὖ πένεσθαι κἀξυπηρετεῖν τύχαις οἷοί τε, Nauck now gives with Athenaeus 413 C καὶ ξυνηρετμεῖν. Acc. to the commoner use of the word, the phrase would mean to humour the disease, i.e. obey morbid impulses: cp. Lys. 12.23τῇ ἑαυτοῦ παρανομίᾳ προθύμως ἐξυπηρετῶν,” eagerly indulging the excess of his own lawlessness.

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