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οὐκ ἂν φθάνοις λέγων: you could not be too quick in telling me, i.e. “pray tell me at once.” Cf. iii.11.1. For the supplementary participle with φθάνω, see G. 1586; H. 984.

φίλτρον: a love charm, (properly φίλητρον, from φιλέω).

εἰδώς: see on φθάνοις above.

κατεργάσασθαι: bring about, hence, induce.

ὁπότε θύοι: see on ὁπότε βούλοιτο ii. 1. 18.

ἐπὶ δεῖπνον: to the usual feast held after sacrifices, to which kinsmen and friends were invited. Cf. ii.9.4.

κατάρχοιμι ἂν τοῦ καλεῖν αὐτόν: I should take the lead in inviting him.

αὐτός: for the nom. agreeing with omitted subj. of inf., cf. κεκτημένος i. 2. 1.

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