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σπέρμ̓: cp. 364.

στρατῷ: the dat. as Eur. Hec. 863Ἀχαιοῖς εἰ διαβληθήσομαι”, etc. In prose usu. “πρός τινα” or “εἴς τινα”: also “παρά τινι”, or “ἔν τισι.

μὴ δεῖ, quae non oporteat (generic “μή”).

δρῶν ἀντιπάσχω: the emphasis is here rather on the verb than on the partic.: ‘I receive many benefits from them, in return for my services.’ The schol. has: “ὑπ᾽ ἐκείνων εὐεργετούμενος ἀντευεργετῶ αὐτούς, ὡς δύναται πένης εὐεργετεῖν, δηλονότι ὑπηρετεῖν”. This makes “δρῶν” more prominent than “ἀντιπάσχω”, —evidently because the schol. thought that οἰ̔̂ ἀνὴρ πένης referred only to “δρῶν”,—‘so far as a poor man can confer benefits.’ But that clause refers to “ἀντιπάσχω” also: the benefits which he received were important for such as he was. Cp. O. T. 763ἄξιος...οἰ̔̂ ἀνὴρ” | “δοῦλος” (‘for a slave’), and ib. 1118 “πιστὸς ὡς νομεὺς ἀνήρ.

χρηστά θ̓: “πολλὰ” (or “πολλά τε”) “καὶ χρηστὰ” is commoner than “πολλὰ χρηστά τε” (though cp. Aesch. Theb. 338πολλὰ γάρ, εὖτε πτόλις δαμασθῇ”, | “ἐή, δυστυχῆ τε πράσσει”): and on the other hand we find “πολλὰ...καλά” (fr. 79), “πολλὰ...σοφά” (fr. 99), etc. Still, “χρηστά θ᾽” seems more probable here than “χρηστά γ᾽”.

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  • Commentary references from this page (4):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 338
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 863
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 763
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 364
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