τὸ θάκημ̓ (1160), his suppliant “ἕδρα” at the altar of Poseidon, in whose name he implored the boon. ἐξαναγκάζει: cp. 603. If we point at σκόπει, as is best, then “μὴ … ᾖ” is elliptical: “"(beware, I say) lest."” Cp. Plat. Gorg. 462E “ΠΩΛ. τίνος λέγεις ταύτης”; (“"what calling do you mean?"”) “ΣΩ. μὴ ἀγροικότερον ᾖ τὸ ἀληθὲς εἰπεῖν”, “"I fear it may be scarcely courteous to say the truth."” πρόνοια … τοῦ θεοῦ, respect for the god: Andoc. or. 1 § 56 “εἶπον...ἃ ἤκουσα..., προνοίᾳ μὲν τῶν συγγενῶν καὶ τῶν φίλων, προνοίᾳ δὲ τῆς πόλεως ἁπάσης”. Cp. on O. T. 978. φυλακτέα, must be observed, like “φυλάσσειν νόμον, ὅρκια”, etc. For slightly different, though kindred, uses of the verb, cp. 626, 1213.
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