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οὕτως...τι δεινὸν κ.τ.λ. It seems truer to regard “τι” as adj. with “δεινὸν” than as adv. with “οὕτως”: cp. Xen. Cyr. 5. 1. 24οὕτω δεινός τις ἔρως...ἐγγίγνεται”. For the enclitic “τις” preceding its noun, cp. 519, O. C. 280 n. In Herod. , indeed, “οὕτω δή τι” (‘so very...’) often qualifies adjectives (1. 185, 3. 12, etc.): but in the Attic examples of “οὕτω τι” with an adj. the latter is usually a neut. sing., as Posidippus “Μύρμηξ” fr. 2 “οὕτω τι πολύπουν ἐστὶν λύπη κακόν.

ἰσχύος θράσος, strength-confidence, i.e., strength which makes him confident. Against κράτος, conjectured by Nauck and Blaydes, (the latter placing it in the text,) observe that “θράσος” agrees well with οὐ μὴ πίθηται. If Philoctetes is deaf to persuasion, and risks the alternative of having force used against him, he must have some resource which inspires him with such boldness.

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  • Commentary references from this page (5):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.185
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.12
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 280
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 519
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.1.24
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