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