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ξυμπονεῖν, in preparing and conducting the obsequies.

μηδὲν ἐλλείπειν ὅσων=“μηδὲν τούτων, ὅσα”: for “ἐλλείπω” with acc., cp. Plat. Politicus 269 C “λέγε μηδὲν ἐλλείπων”: Xen. Cyr. I. 2. 14 “ἤν τις..ἐλλίπῃ τι τῶν νομίμων”. (“μηδὲν” could also be adv., ‘in nothing,’ as in 115 “φείδου μηδὲν ὧνπερ ἐννοεῖς”, since “ἐλλείπειν” with gen. could mean, ‘to fall short in’; but that constr. is less fitting in this context.)—The reading of the MSS., ὅσον, is clearly an error; the plural number is needed here. Cp. Ant. 196 “τὰ πάντ᾽ ἐφαγνίσαι τοῖς ἀρίστοις ἔρχεται κάτω νεκροῖς”.


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