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ἠλέγχομεν, proceeded to prove against her, i.e. taxed her with, her past and present deeds. We should not supply “αὐτήν”: the verb governs “τὰς πράξεις” only: cp. Plat. Theaet. 161E “ἐλέγχειν τὰς ἀλλήλων φαντασίας τε καὶ δόξας” (examine into). It would be natural to say, “ταῦτα ἐλέγχω αὐτήν”, but hardly “τὰς πράξεις ἐλέγχω αὐτήν.

ἄπαρνοςοὐδενός = οὐδὲν ἀπαρνουμένη, the gen. with the adj. corresponding to the acc. with the verb; cp. “κωλυτικός, ποιητικός τινος” etc.

καθίστατο, she did not take up the position of denying anything. Her attitude towards the charge was one of simple confession. “καθίστασθαι” with a predicative adj. expresses definite assumption of a character, or complete attainment of a state; Thuc. 3.102ξύμμαχον καθεστήξει” (will have definitely allied itself): 6. 15 “πολέμιοι καθέστασαν”: 4. 78 “τοῖς πᾶσι...ὕποπτον καθεστήκει”: 2. 59 “ἄποροι καθεστῶτες”: 4. 26 “ἀφειδὴς...καθεστήκει”: 6. 59 “χαλεπωτέρα... τυραννὶς κατέστη”. So Ai. 306ἔμφρων...καθίσταται”: O. T. 703φονέα...καθεστάναι”.

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    • Plato, Theaetetus, 161
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 306
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.102
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