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[217] ὑπαὶ: [as 2.824] ἴδεσκε: he always looked down; with the more definite statement “κατὰ χθονὸς κτλ”., — a sign of meditation; cf. “ἐπὶ χθονὸς ὄμματα πᾶξαι” Theoc. ii. 112, as a sign of embarrassment. cf. non protinus est erumpendum, sed danda brevis cogitationi mora: mire enim auditurum dicturi cura delectat et iudex se ipse componit. hoc praecipit Homerus Ulixis exemplo, quem stetisse oculis in terram defixis immotoque sceptro, priusquam illam eloquentiae procellam effunderet, dicit. Quintilian xi. 3. 157 f.

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