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ἀποπταμένου is (as Schulze pointed out in Fl. Jahrb. 1887 pp. 226 ff.) a reminiscence of Homer's ἀπὸ δ᾽ ἔπτατο θυμός (Il. 16. 469 and elsewhere). Hence the poetic form, as in οἴχεται ἀποπτάμενος (Symp. 183 E from Il. II 71). The ordinary aorist in prose is -επτόμην, as in II 365 A. Compare Phaed. 115 C f. and Eur. Fr. 176. 3—6 τίς γὰρ πετραῖον σκόπελον οὐτάζων δορὶ | ὀδύναισι δώσει; τίς δ̓ ἀτιμάζων νέκυς, | εἰ μηδὲν αἰσθάνοιτο τῶν παθημάτων; and Plut. Apophtheg. Lac. 228 F.
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