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§§ 11, 12. The surgeon and others have deposed to the immediate consequences of the assault; afterwards, though he expressed no great fears about my external bruises, unintermittent attacks of fever ensued, attended by extreme internal pain. I was quite unable to eat; and, but for a violent discharge of blood at a critical time, death would have resulted, as will be proved by medical evidence. τῶν σιτίων ἀπεκεκλείμην ‘I was cut off from, debarred from, my food,’ ‘too ill to eat anything.’ Hesychius explains ἀποκεκλῇσθαι σιτίων: ἀνορέκτως ἔχειν τροφῆς.—Strict Atticists prefer ἀπεκεκλῄμην (from old Attic κλῄω) to άπεκεκλείμην and άπεκεκλείσμην (Veitch, Gk Verbs).—ἤτρου, ‘the pit of the stomach.’
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