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ἔπειθον ‘tried to persuade.’ ἐπιεικεῖς ‘reasonable.’ παρακατέχειν lit. ‘keep down along with (themselves).’ διαφθείρειν The sense of ἔπειθον is continued over the parenthetical clause λέγοντες . . . ἕσεσθαι. ἀνῶσαι The metaphor may be either from ‘launching,’ cf. Hom. Od. xv. 533, ἀνώσαντες (sc. τὴν ναῦν) πλέον, or from thrusting back a creature seeking refuge.
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