τοῖσιν εὖ σκοπουμένοις, absol., for those who take just views,—who prudently consider human affairs. For the midd., cp. O. T.964: it was common also in good prose. ταρβεῖν τὸν εὖ πράσσοντα, instead of “ταρβεῖν ὑπὲρ τοῦ εὖ πράσσοντος” (Plat. Rep. 387 C “ὑπὲρ τῶν φυλάκων φοβούμεθα, μὴ...γένωνται” etc.). Cp. Ph.493“ὃν δὴ παλαιὸν ἐξότου δέδοικ᾽ <*>γὼ” | “μή μοι βεβήκῃ”. This shadow which flits across Deianeira's joy is the more dramatically impressive for the spectators, because it arises so naturally out of her tender sympathy for the captives. It is a touch worthy of the greatest master.
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