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ἀπειρημένον...προστεταγμένον Accus. absol.: προστεταγμένον also in Plat. Legg. X. 902 D. So δέονἐξόνπαρέχονπαρασχόνπροσῆκονεἰρημένονδεδογμένονγεγραμμένονπροσταχθέν, κ.τ.λ. Goodwin § 110. 2.

ἐξεμελέτα ‘was carefully practising’. Plat. Hipp. mai. 286 D, ἀκούσας καὶ μαθὼν καὶ ἐκμελετήσας (having perfected my skill) πάλιν ἰέναι ἐπὶ τὸν ἐρωτήσαντα.

ἐν γυμναζομένοις i.e. not among those who were practising athletic exercises (where the risk of an ccident would have been greater), but ‘in the rank’ (τάξις) of the javelin-throwers, who had a special part of the gymnasium reserved for them.

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