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[77] μέν [“μήν”]: surely and truly, as “Κ 322, Ξ 275, Τ” 109.

πρόφρων: const. with ἀρήξειν. It is always used predicatively, where the Eng. idiom would prefer an adv.; see § 38 a; “πρόφρονι θυμῷ” and “προφρονέως” are used with the same general force.

ἔπεσιν καὶ χερσίν: equiv. to the prose “λόγῳ καὶ ἔργῳby word and deed; cf. v. 395.

ἀρήξειν: for the fut. inf. after words of promising or hoping, cf. “μέμασαν τεῖχός τε ῥήξειν καὶ ἐνιπρήσειν πυρὶ νῆας Μ” 197 f., “ἐπῆλθε περησέμεναι μεμαῶσιν Μ” 200.

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