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τὸν τοῦ μανέντοςκ.τ.λ.”: the art. “τὸν” marks a quotation of the phrase which they used: ‘calling him “that kinsman of the maniac,”’ etc. Cp. Xen. Anab. 6. 6. 7ἐπιχειροῦσι βάλλειν τὸν Δέξιππον, ἀνακαλοῦντες τὸν προδότην.

κἀπιβουλευτοῦ στρατοῦ. The MSS. agree in στρατοῦ, which is correct; as one could say “ἀνταγωνιστής τινος”. The dat. στρατῷ would also be tenable (cp. Tr. 668τῶν σῶν Ἡρακλεῖ δωρημάτων” n.), and is strongly recommended by euphony. But euphony is not a sure guide in such cases (cp. Ph. 1354 n.).

ἀποκαλοῦντες, in a bad sense, as usu.: Dem. or. 19 § 305ἀλάστορα τὸν Φίλιππον ἀποκαλῶν”. The good sense is rare in Attic of this age; De re equestri 10. 17 “τὸν ἵππον τοιοῦτον ἀποκαλοῦσιν ἐλευθέριον”: but may have been less rare later (cp. Eth. N. 2. 9: Plut. Mor. 776E).

ὡς οὐκ ἀρκέσοι τὸ μὴ οὐθανεῖν: that he should not avail to save himself from dying: schol. “ὡς οὐκ ἀρκέσοι ἑαυτῷ τὸ μὴ λιθόλευστος γενέσθαι”. Cp. Aesch. P. V. 918οὐδὲν γὰρ αὐτῷ ταῦτ᾽ ἐπαρκέσει τὸ μὴ οὐ πεσεῖν ἀτίμως”. For the fut. optat., cp. 313.

καταξανθεὶς, carded (like wool), torn to shreds; Eur. imitates this (Suppl. 503) “πέτροις καταξανθέντες ὀστέων ῥαφάς”. Cp. Ar. Ach. 319τί φειδόμεσθα τῶν λίθων, δημόται”, | “μὴ οὐ καταξαίνειν τὸν ἄνδρα τοῦτον εἰς φοινικίδα;

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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 918
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 305
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 313
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1354
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 6.6.7
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 668
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 319
    • Plutarch, Maxime cum principbus philosopho esse diserendum, 776e
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