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πάντων masc.: in sickness all men's sleep,—if, indeed, it can be called sleep at all,—is quick of vision (λεύσσειν, epexeg. of εὐδρακὴς). Words appropriate to eyesight are here used to denote perception generally. The slightest sound will stir consciousness in the sick sleeper. For a somewhat similar use of language cp. Aesch. Eum. 104εὕδουσα γὰρ φρὴν ὄμμασιν λαμπρύνεται”.

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