κεἰ βραδὺς εὕδει, even if he is reposing (from affairs), and is unwilling to move. εὕδω, in the fig. sense (O. T. 65), is more often said of things (as “εὕδει πόντος”, etc., cp. 621) than of men: but “καθεύδω”, at least, was often thus used: Plut. Pomp. 15 “ὥρα μέντοι σοι μὴ καθεύδειν ἀλλὰ προσέχειν τοῖς πράγμασιν”. The conjectures ἕρπει and σπεύδει (the latter referring, not happily, to “σπεῦδε βραδέως”) both suppose that Theseus lingers by the way. But, if he started, he would scarcely loiter. βραδύς here=indisposed to exertion (as “βραδύς” is joined with “μαλακός” in Plat. Polit. 307A, and “βραδύτης” with “ἡσυχιότης” in Charm. 160 B).
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