νέας βουλὰς, his new ‘counsels,’ in respect of his supposed resolve to propitiate gods and men; νέοισιν … τρόποις, the new ‘dispositions,’ the character of greater gentleness and docility, which the resolve implies. ἐγκαταζεύξας: he has ‘harnessed’ the new resolve, as it were, to the new character,—brought it under the yoke of his chastened will. The word conveys more than the idea of ‘adapting’ (Pindar's “ἕργμασιν νικαφόροις ἐγκώμιον ζεῦξαι μέλος”, N. 1. 7). It further implies self-conquest.
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