: the repetition
of the following passage, already once treated, suggests that in the order of the poem it may belong here, and have been anticipated above.
τούτου γ᾽ ἕνεκα
: if it comes to this. Cf. Phaedo
85 b ἀλλὰ τούτου γ᾽ ἕνεκα λέγειν τε χρὴ καὶ ἐρωτᾶν ὅτι ἂν βούλησθε
i. 337 d ἀλλ᾽ ἕνεκα ἀργυρίου λέγε
, Polit. 304 a πείρας μὲν τοίνυν ἕνεκα
(if, then, the attempt is what is wanted
) φανερὸς ἔσται
.—“If I must first find an absolutely blameless man, I shall be able to praise no one.”
: verba vulgo contracta apud Lesbios semper fere verborum in μ_ι_
flexi onem assumunt. Ahrens Dial. Aeol.
p. 145. Still, Simonides was certainly not thinking of Pittacus in this; the Doric lyric poets as well used many of these forms.
: alluding to 341 c