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The “ἀπάτη”, or final frustration of his desires, ἕρπει, creeps on him, οὐδὲν εἰδότι, knowing nothing. Others construe, “οὐδὲν ἕρπει εἰδότι”, nothing comes to him aware of it; i.e. he understands the true meaning of nothing that happens to him. This is somewhat forced; and that “οὐδέν” is object to “εἰδότι” is confirmed by Antiphon or. 1 § 29 “οἱ δ᾽ ἐπιβουλευόμενοι οὐδὲν ἴσασι πρὶν ἐν αὐτῷ ὦσι τῷ κακῷ γ᾽ ἤδη”. Cp. Ai. 964τἀγαθὸν χεροῖν ἔχοντες οὐκ ἴσασι, πρίν τις ἐκβάλῃ”.

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