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ἐν παρέργῳ θοῦ με, lit., regard me (451 n.) as a secondary task: i.e., ‘give me a place, however lowly, in thy care.’ The thought is: ‘I should not have asked you to alter your course for me; but since you are going home at any rate, let this good deed be an accident of your voyage.’ Cp. Soph. El. 509ἦλθον γὰρ αὐτοῦ πρὸς τάφον, πάρεργ᾽ ὁδοῦ” (as an incident of the journey). Thuc. 1. 142(with ref. to naval skill) “οὐκ ἐνδέχεται... ἐκ παρέργου μελετᾶσθαι.

ἐν παρέργῳ=“ἐν παρέργου μέρει” ( Plat. Rep. 370C).

δυσχέρεια: cp. 900.

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    • Plato, Republic, 370c
    • Sophocles, Electra, 509
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 900
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.142
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