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οὐδὲν ἔοικε μῆκος, is not at all (adv.) like in greatness, α̈λλῃ ἡδονῇ, to any other pleasure; i.e. is vastly greater than any other. For the adv. οὐδέν, cp. Lys. 220 Cτὸ φίλον...οὐδὲν τούτοις ἔοικε”. For μῆκος=amplitudo, Empedocles 15 “ἐξ οἵης τιμῆς τε καὶ ὅσσου μήκεος ὄλβου”: so Pindar speaks of “μακρὸς ὄλβος” (P. 2. 26), “μακροτέρα ἀρετά” (I. 4. 21), Aristotle of “μακρὰ τιμήματα” ( Pol. 3. 5. 6, opp. to “βραχέαib. 4. 4. 24), “μακρὰ οὐσία” (ib. 4. 4. 5), and Soph. himself of “μακρὸς πλοῦτος” (Ai. 130). For ἔοικε Wolff-Bellermann cp. Thuc. 7.71...φόβος ἦν... οὐδενὶ ἐοικώς” (‘great beyond example’), De Vect. 4. 31 “οὐδενὶ τῶν παρεληλυθότων ἐοικός” (‘far greater than any of the past’); and for the sentiment, Eur. fr. 554 “ἐκ τῶν ἀέλπτων χάρις μείζων βροτοῖς φανεῖσα μᾶλλον τὸ προσδοκώμενον”.— Nauck's treatment of this verse and the next has no justification: see cr. n.

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