previous next


ὥσπερ εἶχον—‘forthwith’: several times in Thuc.; but later Attics use οὕτως Stein reads <τὰ> πάντα ἐκιν.

ὥρμησαν—the proper use of the act. of this word, ‘to rush.’

παρὰ τὸ Λεωκόριον—a verb of motion is not necessary with παρά in this use. It denotes what one sees when one goes past a place. The use is not common, but well established. τὸ Λεωκόριονἐν μέσῳ τῷ Κεραμεικῷ (Harpocration). The story was that the three daughters of King Leos were sacrificed to avert famine from Athens. The chapel is connected with the worship of A pollo as god of purification.

ὡς ἄν—sc. προσπέσοιεν.

ἔτυπτον καὶ ἀποκτείνουσιν—the historic pres. is often combined with imperfect. <ἐς>τὸ αὐτίκα Stem.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: