συγκαθαρμόσαι: schol. “περιστεῖλαι”. The double compound occurs only here, but Eur. has “καθαρμόζειν” in a similar context, Eur. El. 1227“κάλυπτε μέλεα ματέρος ι πέπλοις, καθάρμοσον σφαγάς” (‘compose,’ ‘close,’ the wounds). Here the sense is, ‘compose,’ with ref. to the laying out of the dead; cp. Soph. Ant. 900“θανόντας αὐτόχειρ ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ι ἔλουσα κἀκόσμησα”: Soph. O. C. 1602 f. (n.): Ovid Met. 9. 502“peream precor ante toroque | Mortua componar.” The inf. “συγκαθαρμόσαι” stands after “ἀκμαἶ ἂν μόλοι” as an inf. follows words of ‘fitness’ ( Plat. Symp. 173B “ὁδὸς ἐπιτηδεία καὶ λέγειν καὶ ἀκοῦσαι”).
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