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ἀποστήτω: cp. El.912τῆσδ᾽ ἀποστῆναι στέγης”: Thuc.7. 28ἀποστῆναι ἐκ Σικελίας”. Here a prose-write<*> would have said rather “μεταστήτω.—νοσοῦντι ληρεῖν”: the dat. is bold, but does not warrant suspicion; it follows the analogy, partly of “διαλέγεσθαί τινι”, but more especially of “φιλονεικεῖν τινι” (Plat. Legg. 731 A), “στασιάζειν τινί” (id. Rep. 556 E): the notion is, ‘to hold a silly controversy with a madman.’ Cp. the schol., “οὐ γὰρ φιλονεικήσω πρὸς αὐτόν”. (For other examples of bold datives, cp. Ant.1232 n.)

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