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ὡς ἐγὼ λέγω . ὡς is emphatic, ‘in the way I describe.’

αἷμ̓ -- ἔπασσον. Il. IV 218 αἷμ᾽ ἐκμυζήσας ἐπ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἤπια φάρμακα εἰδὼς | πάσσε, said of Machaon only. Plato ingeniously accommodates the line to his own purposes. ἐκμυζήσαντ̓ is of course the aorist indicative ἐκμυζήσαντο, not the dual participle as J. and C. hold. This was pointed out by Schneider. Verbs denoting any kind of organic action are apt to be middle in Attic (Rutherford New Phrynichus pp. 138 ff.). It would be easy to write ἐκμύζησάν τ̓ (as I once did) and retain Homer's active, but it is not worth while.

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