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ὥσπερ ἔπλεον. Cf. ὥσπερ ὥρμητο, § 1, ‘sailed right into . . .’ (J.) νεῶν ἐκράτησαν potiti sunt (Krug.) His rule that κρατεῖν with gen. means in potestatem suam redigere, as opposed to the accus. use = superare will scarcely hold in view of e.g. i. 69, ὁ λόγος τοῦ ἔργου ἐκράτει, ‘surpassed’; Lys. 156 (53), τῆς διαβολῆς προσεδοκῶμεν κρατήσειν (‘get the better of’), etc.; and on the other hand, Aesch. Suppl. 255, καὶ πᾶσαν αἶαν κρατῶ (‘hold in my power’). Yet the Thucydidean use is mostly for Kruger's view. Cf. iv. 98, εἰ . . . δυνηθῆναι τῆς ἐκείνων κρατῆσαι.
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