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εἷς τῶν ἐν Ἅιδουἀνήρ, ‘one of the dead’: for this indefinite use of “εἷς”, cp. Isocr. or. 20 § 11ὧν οὗτος εἷς ὢν τυγχάνει”. More often “τις” is added, as Ar. fr. 418. 2 “τῶν ἀδολεσχῶν εἷς γέ τις” (cp. Soph. Ant. 269τις εἷς”, n.). Here “ἀνήρ” virtually=“τις”. —Campbell renders: ‘I would have you know that you are the only dead man who is in the light of day’ (“ἐνθάδε”, as opp. to “ἐν Ἅιδου”). But ἐνθάδε must surely mean, ‘in the house.’

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    • Isocrates, Against Lochites, 11
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