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γνοὺς δ̓κ.τ.λ.” At the moment when the Aenian ran into the Barcaean, the Athenian was among the foremost drivers behind these two. On seeing the crash, he drew aside, reining in his horses, and allowed the chariots behind him to rush past in the middle of the course. They were all wrecked or disabled. He then resumed the race.—As Arist. say<*> ( Arist. Rhet. 1. 9.§ 30, referring to Plat. Menex.p. 235 D), “οὐ χαλεπὸν Ἀθηναίους ἐν Ἀθηναίοις ἐπαινεῖν”.

κἀνοκωχεύει: cp. Her. 9. 13πρὶν μέν νυν πυθέσθαι ἀνεκώχευε” (‘he held his hand,’ ‘kept quiet’). It may have been a nautical term: id. 6. 116 “ἀνοκωχεύσαντες τὰς νέας” (‘after lying to’). The verb is Ionic and poetical; but “ἀνοκωχή”, from which it comes, is used by Thuc. (1. 40 etc.). In Soph. fr. 304 “ὀκωχεύουσιν” should perh. replace “κωχεύουσιν”. The simple “ὀκωχὴ” occurs only in lexicons (Etym. M. 596. 51): “ὄκωχα”, an Ionic perf. of “ἔχω” (Attic “ἔσχηκα”), only in Il. 2. 218, where the MSS. have “συνοχωκότε”, but Cobet (Misc. Crit. 304) would read “συνοκωχότε”.

κλύδων̓, a surging mass: cp. Legg. 758 A “πόλις...ἐν κλύδωνι τῶν ἄλλων πόλεων διαγομένη”.


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