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ὃς ἔμπυος ‘for he had long been suffering from ulcers’: ἔμπυ_ος (πῦον), puris plenus, ἐμπ. βάσις, the festering foot of Philoctetes, Soph. Ph. 1378. — ὅς...ἦν=ἐπεὶ ἐκεῖνος ἦν, the causal use of the relative (Goodwin § 65. 4, cp. above § 23): the anteced. is Thrasylochus, the subj. of διέκειτο.

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