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ὥρμησαν -- ἁρπαγάς. Pi rithous assisted Theseus to abduct Helen: and Theseus Pirithous in his attempt to carry off Persephone from the lower world. οὕτως belongs to δεινάς: the order is regular and idiomatic: cf. Ap. 36 A, Symp. 192 C al. Sophocles and Euripides each wrote a play called ‘Theseus’: but Plato is probably alluding to some epic Theseis. Cf. Kinkel Epic. Gr. Frag. p. 217. αὐτά is censured by Heller, who conjectures τοιαῦτα, while Hartman keeps αὐτά but rejects ἔργα. Stallbaum says we should expect ταῦτα for αὐτά: but ταῦτα would be too precise. αὐτά means simply ‘the actions in question.’ Cf. I 339 E note The turn of the sentence recalls II 380 A ἢ οὐ θεοῦ ἔργα ἐατέον αὐτὰ λέγειν ἢ κτλ. Cf. also infra 408 C. κακά. Hartman approves Cobet's conjecture κακούς, “cum γεννᾶν hic translaticiam vim non obtineat.” Why not? Cf. κακὰ γίγνεσθαι just below. κακούς would be extremely tame and commonplace.
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