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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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