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οἶα δὴ ναῦται. The ellipse is not of ὄντες, but rather of some general verb-sense, e.g. ποιοῦσιν or ποεῖν φιλοῦσιν, ‘as is usual with sailors,’ ‘in sailor fashion.’ The turbulence of sailors was proverbial, cf. c. 72, § 2. Eur. Hec. 607, ἀκόλαστος ὄχλος ναυτική τ᾽ ἀναρχία. ἐκραγέντες Cf. Hdt. vi. 129, κατεῖχε ἑωυτόν, οὐ βουλόμενος ἐκραγῆναι ἐς αὐτόν; id. viii. 74. Lucian (Calum. 23) has the active with cog. acc. ἐκρηγνύναι ὀργήν. The reading ἐγκραγόντες is less forcible, though otherwise appropriate. Cf. Arist. Plut. 427, οὐ γὰρ ἂν τοσουτονὶ ἐνέκραγες ἡμῖν μηδὲν ἠδικημένη. οὐ μέντοι . . . γε in opposition to what was expected. ‘However, he escaped stoning . . .’
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