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Τοὺς δ᾽ ἄλλους—when once an epidemic has esta- blished itself, it shows itself ‘suddenly and without ostensible cause’ (Collier). These words must not be so pressed as to admit of no exceptions whatever; exceptions are mentioned in c. 51, 1.

πρῶτον μὲν—first stage; intense heat in head, inflammation in eyes, bleeding from throat and tongue, fetid breath, and, after these symptoms, sneezing and hoarseness.

ἄτοπον—cf. c. 51, 1, ‘unnatural.’

ἠφίει—both ἀφίει and ἠφίει are Attic.

φάρυγξ—see not. crit.: ancient grammarians were not agreed on the orthography. Herodian says φάρυξ, Hesych. φάρυγξ.

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