εἴ ποτε κτλ.: the ground for the request is here not, as in the passage just quoted, some service which the suppliant had rendered, but the kindly disposition which the divinity had shown previously. cf. “ἠμὲν δή ποτ᾽ ἐμεῦ πάρος ἔκλυες εὐξαμένοιοͅ . . .ι ἠδ̓ ἔτι καὶ νῦν μοι τόδ̓ ἐπικρήηνον ἐέλδωρ Α” 453 ff., “ἀλλὰ τυῖδ᾽ [τῇδ̓] ἔλθ̓, αἴ ποτα [εἴ ποτε] κἀτέρωτᾳ ἔκλυες” Sappho i. 5 f., ‘Captain or Colonel or Knight in arms,| Whose chance on these defenceless doors may seize,| If deed of honor did thee ever please,| Guard them, and him within protect from harms,’ Milton Sonnet iii. 1 ff. See 10.285 ff., quoted on 4.383.καί: also. φίλα φρονέουσα: see on 4.219. παρέστης: cf. 4.390.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.