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εἴ τῳ καὶ λογίζεσθαι σχολή: lit., ‘if one has leisure e)en to reason about it,’—when it is “ἔργου ἀκμή”. He is not, indeed, hurried now: he has secured solitude. But in a man like Ajax, who has a deed to do, any words that delay it move a kind of scorn, which gleams through his phrase here: cp. 852 f.


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