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ὅσον . . ἀνεγνωκέναι—‘as for him to have read,’ like ὅσον ἀποζῆν in I. 2. ὅσον practically=ὤστε.

ὑστέρα αὐτῆς—as this is predicative, the ἐπι- in the verb is pleonastic, if, as elsewhere, the verb=‘is brought into port after.’ It is possible that ἐπι- implies haste, as in ἐπιβοηθεῖν: we expect such an allusion here, and Steup suggests αὐτίκ᾽ for αὐτῆς.

παρὰ τοσοῦτον . . ἦλθε—this and similar phrases—παρὰ μικρὸν ἐλθεῖν, παρ᾽ οὐδὲν .—are followed either by gen. or, more often, infin.; e g. Herod. IX. 33 παρ᾽ ἕν πάλαισμα ἔδραμε νικᾶν. παρὰ τοσοῦτον=‘within, up to, so short a distance.’ κίνδυνος means the danger of destruction, and the gen. is the same as with ἐγγύς.

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