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διαλύσεσθαι—‘part from his escort.’

τοσόνδε— ‘merely this.’

ὅτι—this convenient form of quasi-oblique speech, where the speaker's actual words follow ὅτι, is colloquial and limited to prose.

ἥδε ἡμέρα—Aristoph. Pax 435 εὐχόμεσθα τὴν νῦν ἡμέραν Ἕλλησιν ἄρξαι πᾶσι πολλῶν κἀγαθῶν. Verg. Aen. IV. 169ille dies primus leti, primusque malorum causa fuit.

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