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[997] The simplest view of Κόρινθος ἐξ ἐμοῦ ἀπῳκεῖτο is, as Whitelaw says, that it means literally, “Corinth was lived-away-from by me,” —being the passive of ἐγὼ ἀπῴκουν τῆς Κορίνθου. It is thus merely one of those instances in which a passive verb takes as subject that which would stand in gen. or dat. as object to the active verb: cp. the passive καταγελῶμαι, καταφρονοῦμαι, καταψηφίζομαι, ἐπιβουλεύομαι, etc. [I formerly took it to be passive of ἐγὼ ἀπῴκουν τὴν Κόρινθον, “I inhabited C. only at a distance,” —a paradoxical phrase like ἐν σκότῳ ὁρᾶν (1273).] ἀποικεῖν is a comparatively rare word. Eur. has it twice (Eur. Her. 557: Eur. IA 680: in both with gen., ‘to dwell far from ’): Thuc. once with μακρὰνThuc. 3.55) and Xen. once (Xen. Oec. 4.6), —both absol., as = ‘to dwell afar ’: as prob. Theocr. 15.7 (reading μέλ᾽ ἀποικεῖς with Meineke): Plato once thus (Plat. Laws 753a), and twice as = to emigrate (“ἐκ Γόρτυνος,Plat. Laws 708a, “ἐς Θουρίους,Plat. Euthyd. 271c): in which sense Isocr. also has it twice (Isoc. 4.122, Isoc. 6.84): Pindar once (with accus. of motion to a place), Pind. P. 4.258Καλλίσταν ἀπῴκησαν,” they went and settled at Callista.

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