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ἐπεμβάλλεις, you insert yourself in this plea as a deliverer: i.e. to his protest against a breach of their promise (258—291), and his appeal to pity, he adds a promise of benefit to Attica (287, 459). Cp. Her. 2.4διὰ τρίτου ἔτεος ἐμβόλιμον ἐπεμβάλλουσι”, they insert an intercalary month every other year: Plat. Crat. 399Aπολλάκις ἐπεμβάλλομεν γράμματα, τὰ δ᾽ ἐξαιροῦμεν”, we insert letters (in words), or remove them.

τῷδε λόγῳ is not instrum. dat., but goes with the verb. Not, "further pledge yourself to be the deliverer": in Ph. 813ἐμβάλλω μενεῖν” follows “ἔμβαλλε χειρὸς πίστιν”.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.4
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 287
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 459
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 813
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