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ἰσχύς] bodily strength, is defined, in a very superficial and perfunctory manner, with a special view to strength in personal encounter— as appears in the several forms it takes, though it is afterwards more definitely expressed in ἀγωνιστικὴ ἀρετή—as the power of moving some one else (ἕτερον may possibly be neuter, something else, anything whatsoever), by pulling, or pushing, or lifting (possibly referring to the encounter of Herakles with Antaeus, who showed his great strength by ‘lifting’ him off the ground into the air; or, if ἕτερον be neuter, by lifting any heavy weight), or squeezing, or crushing; which seems to be intended for a complete analysis of the different ways in which a person or thing can be ‘moved’ by another.
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