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δἰ ἐλευθερίαςἐξῆλθες, come forth in freedom. For “διά” denoting the state, cp. Thuc. 6. 34§ 2 “ἀεὶ διὰ φόβου εἰσί”. The phrase here is in one respect peculiar. When the verb denotes motion, “διά” in this idiom usu. denotes a course of action, and not a state; e.g., Thuc. 6. 60§ 3 “διὰ δίκης ἐλθεῖν”, Her. 6. 9διὰ μάχης ἐλεύσονται”: see on Soph. Ant. 742.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.9
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