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οὐχ ὥσπερ. “Whereas, on the contrary”: cp. Gorg. 522 A, 189 C infra.

εἰς μακάρων νήσους. Cp. Pind. Ol. II. 78 ff., Skolion ap. Bgk. P.L.G. III. 1290. Achilles, after death, is variously located, by Homer (Od. XI. 467 ff.) in Hades, by Ibycus (fr. 37) in Elysium, by Arctinus and others in Leuke (“whiteisland”), for which see Pind. Nem. IV. 49, and Rohde Psyche II. 369 ff. For the situation of the μ. νῆσοι, see Strabo I. 3: cp. Adam R. T. G. 135 f.

ὡς ἀποθανοῖτο. See Hom. Il. XVIII. 96 αὐτίκα γάρ τοι ἔπειτα μεθ᾽ Ἕκτορα πότμος ἑτοῖμος: ibid. IX. 410 ff.; Apol. 28 C, D.

οἴκαδ᾽ ...τελευτήσοι. This clause is echoed, as Wolf observed, by Aeschines I. 145 ἐπανελθὼν οἴκαδε γηραιὸς...ἀποθανεῖται.

βοηθήσας. Cp. Arist. Rhet. I. 3. 1359^{a} 3 οἷον Ἀχιλλέα ἐπαινοῦσιν ὅτι ἐβοήθησε τῷ ἑταίρῳ Πατρόκλῳ εἰδὼς ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἀποθανεῖν ἐξὸν ζῆν. Isocrates (in Panegyr. 53) lauds the Athenians for a similar nobility of conduct.

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