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μετάνοιά τις—τις is often added thus to words expressing feelings that rise half involuntarily, as with ῥώμη, ὄκνος, κατήφεια (‘dejection’), φειδώ (‘reluctance’). ὠμὸν . . αἰτίους—in the tragic style, and unusually rhythmical for Thuc. (πέφευγε τὸ εἶδος, says Hermogenes): the sentence breaks into two corresponding halves after πόλιν, μέγα being elided and ἢ οὐ, of course, counting as one long. μᾶλλον ἢ οὐ—ἤ implies a negative, and any sentence implying a neg. is apt to be strengthened by an expressed neg. (M.T. § 815): cf. II. 62 οὐδ᾽ εἰκὸς χαλεπῶς φέρειν μᾶλλον ἢ οὐ . . ὀλιγωρῆσαι.
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