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Δήλια: not to be confused with the εἰς Δῆλον πεμπόμενος χορός of iii. 3. 12, which was sent every four years. The Δήλια here mentioned was a solemn embassy sent annually to Delos with thank offerings to Apollo, in commemoration of the victory of Theseus over the Minotaur, by which Athens was freed from the terrible tribute of seven youths and seven maidens. Cf. Plato Phaedo 58 A.

τὸν νόμον ἐᾶν: also governed by διά.— διαβιούς: for second aors. of the -μι form, see G. 799; H. 489, 14.—For the demeanor of Socrates during the last hours in his cell, see the concluding chapters of Plato's Phaedo.

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