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ὥσπερ ... ἐπιλανθανομένους: for the attraction, cf. 19.

ἐν μέτρῳ πεποιημένων ἐπῶν: poetry. ἐπῶν is obj. of ἐπιλανθανομένους.

διδασκαλικῶν: instructive.

νουθετικῶν: admonitory.ἐπιλέλησται κτλ.: he has forgotten also the frame of mind in which his soul once longed for virtue.

ὧν: i.e. τούτων , the latter to be closely connected with πάσχουσα. For the case of the rel., see G. 1032; H. 996 a (2).

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