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πιθοῦ, not “πείθου”: it is a peremptory summons: cp. 470 n.

πιστεύσαντ̓=“πιθόμενον”, as in 1251. These are perhaps the only clear examples of “πιστεύω” as=‘to obey,’ though “ἀπιστεῖν” as=“ἀπειθεῖν” was frequent.

ἐμοὶ, not μοι, because the pron., though it has no strong emphasis, implies, ‘to me, your father.’ A son's obedience should be complete.— σμικροῖς, dat. of respect: cp. Ph.342πρᾶγμ̓, ὅτῳ σ᾽ ἐνύβρισαν”: Eur. fr. 1051 “χρήμασιν λελείμμεθα.—συγχεῖ”, obliterates, as if it had been traced in sand: cp. Soph. O. C.609 n.


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