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ῥεούσης, when it flows away, perishes, μάτην, "vainly," without result: i.e. issues in no corresponding deeds. Tr. 698ῥεῖπᾶν ἄδηλον”: El. 1000῾ουρ φορτυνἐ ἀπορρεῖ κὰπὶ μηδὲν ἔρχεται”: Ai. 1267χάρις διαρρεῖ”. Cp. Lat. futilis, fluere ( Cic. Fin. 2. 32. 106fluit voluptas corporis et prima quaeque avolat”). For μάτην cp.

... θνήσκοντες μάτην

. (Not, "when the fame is current without good ground.")

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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 845
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    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 698
    • Cicero, de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, 2.32
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