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For the repetition of ἀλλά, so soon after the “ἀλλά” in 137, see 879—882: Ph. 524 n.

ἀπὸ τῶν μετρίων: deserting moderation (“τὰ μέτρια”).

ἀμήχανον, admitting of no alleviation, like “νόσων ἀμηχάνων Ant. 363(n.).

ο̂ιόλλυσαι here =“προβαίνεις διολλυμένη”: cp. Dem. or. 21 § 139φθείρεσθαι πρὸς τοὺς πλουσίους”. With the help given by “ἀπό” and “εἰς”, such a sense for the verb is not forced. It would be harsher to evolve the idea of motion from “στενάχουσα”.

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    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 139
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