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εἰ σοί γ᾽ ἅπερ φὴς ἐμμενεῖ, “"yes, if on your part (ethic dat.) the promise (of protection and burial) shall be observed, “τελοῦντι"” by your performing it “μοι” for me” (dat. of interest). ἐμμενεῖ alone might have meant merely, “"if you abstain from withdrawing your promise"”: “τελοῦντι” supplements it, marking that good faith must be shown by deeds. We can say either “ἐμμένεις οἷς λέγεις” or “ἐμμένει σοι λέγεις”: cp. Thuc. 2.2τέσσαρα μὲν γὰρ καὶ δέκα ἔτη ἐνέμειναν αἱ τριακοντούτεις σπονδαί”: Plat. Phaedr. 258 Bἐὰν...ἐμμένῃ”, if (his proposal) stand good.

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    • Plato, Phaedrus, 258b
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