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ὦτα κατάγνυνται: the ears of the boxers bore the marks of the fists covered with thongs (caestus), cf. Gorg. 515 e τῶν τὰ ὦτα κατεαγότων (sc. τῶν Λακωνιστῶν). Hence the name ὠτ<*>κάταξις a boxer with ears battered by the caestus, which Bekk. Anecd. 116, 32 and Poll. ii. 83 quote from Aristophanes.

ἀναβολάς: the Spartans wore, without any chiton, a very short cloak of coarse stuff, often threadbare (τρίβων); the Cynics also adopted this from Socrates, and it became later the usual philosophic dress. From its being thrown about the shoulders, in which manner of wearing it an artistic effect was sought (cf. ἐπιδέξια ἀναβάλλεσθαι Theaet. 175 e), the cloak was called ἀναβολή.

ὡς κρατοῦντας: for the acc. abs., see G. 278, 2, N; H. 974.

ὡς δή: scilicet.

ξενηλασίας: Pericles says in Thuc. i. 144 ἢν καὶ Λακεδαιμόνιοι ξενηλασίας μὴ ποιῶσι μήτε ἡμῶν μήτε τῶν ἡμετέρων συμμάχων. Schömann Gr. Alt. i. 291^{3} f.

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