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nulla . . . est, ‘I am ready.’ Cf. Eur. Hec.557-65, where the action of baring the throat and breast is more fully described. “ἰδοῦ τόδ̓, εἰ μὲν στέρνον, νεανία, παίειν προθυμεῖ, παῖσον, εἰ δ᾽ ὑπ᾽ αὐχένα χρῄζεις, πάρεστι λαιμὸς εὐτρεπὴς ὅδε.

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