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τιμωρεῖσθαι Middle, ‘to punish Cp. Tetr. Γ. δ. § 11, τὸν δὲ μιαρὸν τῷ χρόνῳ ἀποδόντες φῆναι τοῖς ἔγγιστα τιμωρεῖσθαι ὑπολείπετε.

τὴν βουλεύσασαν ψυχήν Cp. Andoc. De Reditu § 24, where he argues that not his σῶμα but his γνώμη was answerable for his deeds: δὲ γνώμη ἀντὶ τῆς προτέρας ἑτέρα νυνὶ παρέστηκεν. Here, as there, the sinning mind is personified. In Thuc. ψυχή is nearly always ‘the breath of life’ in a physical sense: once, in II. 40 § 3, κράτιστοι τὴν ψυχήν = εὐψυχότατοι, of moral courage.

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