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[4] 7. οὐκ ἀξιοῖasks him not to ...

8. Ἀθηναίων δεομένῳ—Them. must have opposed a request from Admetus for Athenian help.

9. καὶ γὰρ ἂν κτλ.for at the present time I might be ill-treated by one far weaker than you (ἐκείνου= ἐκεῖνος, depending on ἀσθενεστέρου); but it is generous (like a gentleman) to take vengeance on equals (not on inferiors) and when equal to them (and not stronger). This curious form of appeal must be the invention of Thuc.; and we may doubt whether it would have moved such a king.

13. χρείας τινόςin reference to, the gen. of separation parallel to ἐς τὸ ς. σῴζεσθαι.

ἐς τὸ σῶμα σῴζεσθαι—lit. with reference to preserving his life, i.e. in a matter of life and death. σῴζεσθαι is mid. Recent edd. take τό with σῴζεσθαι: but it is possible Poppo was right in supposing that in cases like the present the single article does double duty. Cf. Plat. Gorg. p. 489 C μηδενὸς ἄξιοι πλὴν ἴσως τῷ σώματι ἰσχυρίσασθαι. Note that ψυχή below, coriesponding to σῶμα, has the article.

16. ἀποστερῆσαι ἄνwould withhold; this is the proper sense of ἀποστερεῖν, and hence σωτηρίας is required.

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