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ἔρχεται: freq. with the dat. of interest, in the poets; cf. Aesch. Prom. 358 ἀλλ᾽ ἦλθεν αὐτῷ Ζηνὸς ἄγρυπνον βέλος (sleepless bolt), also in Plato Rep. x. 596 e καλῶς καὶ εἰς δέον ἔρχει τῷ λόγῳ, Xen. Symp. 2. 1 ἔρχεται αὐτοῖς ἐπὶ κῶμον (revel) Συρακόσιός τις ἄνθρωπος.

ἐμμελῶς ἔχοντα: with the gen., like the common ὡς, πῶς, καλῶς ἔχειν. Somewhat different is Gorg. 501 c ἀσκέπτως ἔχων (equiv. to ἀμελῶν) τοῦ ἀμείνονος without consideration of the better, Phaedo 108 a ἐπιθυμητικῶς (desirous) τοῦ σώματος ἔχουσα. On ἐμμελῶς cf. 339 c. For the intrans. use of ἔχειν and some other verbs, see G. 195, N. 2; H. 810.

Cf. Lucretius v. 223: tum porro puer nudus humi jacet, infans, indigus omni vitali auxilio, Aristotle περὶ ζῴων μορίων iv. 10, p. 687 a 23 ἀλλ᾽ οἱ λέγοντες ὡς συνέστηκεν οὐ καλῶς (is not well put together) ἄνθρωπος ἀλλὰ χείριστα τῶν ζῴων (ἀνυπόδητόν τε γὰρ αὐτὸν εἶναί φασι καὶ γυμνὸν καὶ οὐκ ἔχοντα ὅπλον πρὸς τὴν ἀλκήν) οὐκ ὀρθῶς λέγουσιν,— words which show that Protagoras uttered here a thought often expressed, and also that Aristotle was acquainted with Plato's Protagoras. See on 352 c.

σχόμενος: this aor. is often used in an intrans. or passive sense, involved in, possessed by. Cf. Hom. λ 279 ἄχεϊ σχομένη involved in her woes, Plato Soph. 250 d πάσῃ συνεσχόμεθα ἀπορίᾳ, Phaedr. 244 e τῷ ὀρθῶς μανέντι τε (to the one truly mad), καὶ κατασχομένῳ (τῇ μανίᾳ), Isocr. XIX. 11 φθόῃ σχόμενον.

Somewhat differently Polit. 274 c ὅθεν δὴ τὰ πάλαι λεχθέντα παρὰ θεῶν δῶρα (gifts from the gods) ἡμῖν δεδώρηται πῦρ μὲν παρὰ Προμηθέως, τέχναι δὲ παρ᾽ Ἡφαίστου καὶ τῆς συντέχνου.

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