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οὐ γὰρ: cp. 1320.

προσεμβῆναι: “προσ-” refers to “ἐμίσουν”: ‘in addition to’—in continuation of—that former enmity. Cp. El. 456ἐχθροῖσιν αὐτοῦ ζῶντ᾽ ἐπεμβῆναι ποδί”. Aesch. Ag. 884ὥστε σύγγονον βροτοῖσι τὸν πεσόντα λακτίσαι πλέον”. Sopater (in Walz Rhet. Graec. IV. 550) remarks that it is characteristic of Athenians, “τοῖς πρότερον ἠδικηκόσι κειμένοις ὕστερον μὴ ἐπεμβαίνειν”: as Aristophanes says of himself (alluding to Cleon), “κοὐκ᾽ ἐτόλμησ᾽ αὖθις ἐπεμπηδῆσ᾽ αὐτῷ κειμένῳ”. So Plut. Flam. 21(speaking of Scipio's conduct towards Hannibal after Zama) “οὐδὲν ἐπετόλμησεν, οὐδ᾽ ἐπενέβη τῇ τύχῃ τοῦ ἀνδρός”.

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