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[352] σῖον: a standing epith., denoting nobility of descent and beauty; it is here used without any special reference to the circumstances of the case, see on 1.7. These ‘ornamental epithets’ are sometimes put into the mouth of a foe, as X 393.

Ἀλέξανδρον: is the obj. of “τίσασθαι”. This makes the preceding rel. clause more parenthetical than if this proper name had been attracted to the const. of the rel. clause, as “Λαοδίκην” v. 124.

καὶ ... δαμῆναι: a more definite expression of the thought of “τίσασθαι”.

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