ἀλκὴν ποεῖσθαι (for the spelling see 278 n.), a simple periphrasis,= “ἀλκαθεῖν”: Thuc. 1.124 “ποεῖσθαι τιμωρίαν” =“τιμωρεῖν” (to succour), 2. 94 “φυλακὴν... ἐποιοῦντο” = “ἐφύλασσον”, etc. Distinguish “ἀλκὴν τιθέναι τινός” (1524), to create a defence against a thing. A gen. after “ἀλκή” as = "succour" must denote (a) the defender, as in “Διὸς ἀλκή”, or (b) the danger;— not the interest defended.
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