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ὡςκ.τ.λ.”: “"as purposing that Argos should either possess the Theban land in honour, or exalt Thebes to the skies"” (by the glory of having defeated Argos).

ὡςἌργοςκαθέξον βιβῶν, acc. absol. in the personal constr., as O. T. 101ὡς τόδ᾽ αἷμα χειμάζον πόλιν”: Thuc. 6.24ἔρως ἐνέπεσε τοῖς πᾶσιν...ἐκπλεῦσαι...ὡς καταστρεψομένοις ἐφ᾽ ἔπλεον, οὐδὲν ἂν σφαλεῖσαν μεγάλην δύναμιν”, in the belief that they would reduce Sicily, or that at all events a great armament could suffer no disaster. Eur. Ion 964ΠΑΙΔ. σοὶ δ᾽ ἐς τί δόξ᾽ εἴσῆλθεν ἐκβαλεῖν τέκνον;—ΚΡΕΟΥΣΑ. ὡς τὸν θεὸν σώσοντα τόν γ᾽ αὑτοῦ γόνον”.

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    • Euripides, Ion, 964
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