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ἆρ᾽ οἶσθαλέγων ταγοὺς ὄντας ἂν λέγῃς”; knowest thou that whatever it pleases thee to say is said of men who are rulers? “λέγω τινά τι”=to say something of him. ἂν λέγῃς is a scornful euphemism, implying that he indulges in random abuse. ταγούς: only here in Soph. : oft. in Aesch. (in Aesch. P. V. 96Zeus is “ νέος ταγὸς μακάρων”); once in Eur. , I. A. 269 (Adrastus). Here the word is not specially=“στρατηγός” (8), but simply =“βασιλεύς”.

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