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προσπολουμένας has been much suspected (see cr. n.). The verb “προσπολεῖν” elsewhere occurs only in the act. as=to be a “πρόσπολος” (with dat., Eur.). So “δορυφορεῖν”=to be a body-guard, “ῥαβδουχεῖν” to be a lictor. And if the passives “δορυφορεῖσθαι” (Plat., etc.) and “ῥαβδουχεῖσθαι” (Plut. Num. 10) can mean to be escorted by “δορυφόροι” or “ῥαβδοῦχοι”, it is not plain why the pass. “προσπολεῖσθαι” should not mean to be escorted by “πρόσπολοι”. The attendants are the “ὀπάονες” (1103) of Theseus. The version “"moving hither"” (Schaefer) is wrong.

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