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τᾷδε: he indicates the place at which Hyllus is to take hold of him.— τᾷδέ μεπρόσλαβε κουφίσας, literally, ‘lend a helping hand in raising me thus’: the pron. depends on the partic. only. For this sense of the verb, cp. Legg. p. 897 D “καὶ ἐμὲ τῆς ἀποκρίσεως ὑμῖν... δίκαιον προσλαμβάνειν”, ‘it is right that I, too, should help you with the answer.’ πρόσλαβέ με could not mean literally, ‘lay hold on me,’ which would be “προσλαβοῦ μου” (cp. Ar. Lys.202, etc.). κουφίσας denotes the act in which, when done, the help will consist. For this quasi-proleptic use of the aor. partic., cp. Plat. Gorg. 516Bτόδε τοίνυν μοι χάρισαι ἀποκρινάμενος”.

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    • Plato, Gorgias, 516b
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