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ἐκ προδήλου, like “ἐκ τοῦ ἐμφανέος” ( Her. 4. 120), “ἐκ τοῦ προφανοῦς” ( Thuc. 3. 43§ 3), “ἐκ τοῦ φανεροῦ”, etc.: “ἐκ” being used as above in 455, Thuc. 725.In this adverbial phrase the adj. is merely a stronger “δῆλος”, as in Soph. Ai. 1311θανεῖν προδήλως” (‘before all eyes’). Its other sense was ‘clear beforehand’ ( Dem. or. 18 § 196εἰ..ἦν σοι πρόδηλα τὰ μέλλοντα”).

Here, again, it is supposed that we have lost a trimeter, answering to 1409. (Hermann suggests “ἀλλ᾽ ἐξίκοιτό γ̓, ὡς παρεσκευάμεθα”.) But the context, at least, does not show any gap in the sense.

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    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 196
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.120
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1311
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.43
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