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παῦσαι is said in a gentle and kindly tone; ‘Be content; you have the best of it,—it is your own true interest that prevails,—when you allow yourself to be overruled by a prudent friend.’ Cp. 330, 484: Aesch. Ag. 941ΚΛ. τοῖς δ᾽ ὀλβίοις γε καὶ τὸ νικᾶσθαι πρέπει”. | “ΑΓ. καὶ σὺ νίκην τήνδε δήριος τίεις; ΚΛ. πιθοῦ: κρατεῖς μέντοι παρεὶς ἑκὼν ἐμοί” [vulg. “κράτος..πάρες γ̓”]. Isocr. or. 9 § 44πολλὰ μὲν τῶν χρωμένων ἡττώμενος” (often yielding to his familiar friends), “πάντα δὲ τῶν ἐχθρῶν περιγιγνόμενος.— τῶν φίλων”: for the gen., cp. Eur. Med. 315κρεισσόνων νικώμενοι”: Nub. 1087 “ἢν τοῦτο νικηθῇς ἐμοῦ”.

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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 941
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