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ἀκόντων, epithet of the agent, instead of that proper to the act (“ἀκουσίων”): 977: O. T. 1229κακὰ ἑκόντα κοὐκ ἄκοντα”. Cp. 74, 267.

ἀΐοντες αὐδάν, "perceiving," i.e. "being aware of,""having heard," the report of his involuntary deeds. Cp. 792κλύω”: Thuc. 6.20ὡς ἐγὼ ἀκοῇ αἰσθάνομαι”.—Not: (1) "on hearing (from him) the mention of his deeds" — as implied in his name: nor (2) "on hearing his first utterance," as if ἀκόντ.

ἔργων could be caus. gen. with οὐκ ἀνέτλατε.

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