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κινδυνεύματ̓ (acc. of cognate notion), his encounters, on his way overland from Troezen to Attica, with various foes,—the robbers Periphetes, Sinis, Sciron, Procrustes,—the sow of Crommyon, —etc.; his slaying of the Minotaur in Crete;—his fighting on the side of the Lapithae against the Centaurs, etc. In all his “αθλοι” Theseus was depicted by the Attic legend as the champion of the oppressed,—“ἀδικήσων μὲν οὐδένα, τοὺς δὲ ὑπάρχοντας βίας ἀμυνούμενος(Plut. Thes. 7).

ἐν τὠμῷ κάρᾳ, at the risk of my own life, “ἐν” denoting the stake: Eur. Cycl. 654ἐν τῷ Καρὶ κινδυνεύσομεν”: Plat. Lach. 187 Bμὴ οὐκ ἐν τῷ Καρὶ ὑμῖν κίνδυνος κινδυνεύηται, ἀλλ᾽ ἐν τοῖς υἱέσι”. Cp. Od. 2.237παρθέμενοι κεφαλάς”, at the risk of their lives (as 3. 74ψυχὰς παρθέμενοι”): Il. 9.322αἰὲν ἐμὴν ψυχὴν παραβαλλόμενος πολεμίζειν”. The irreg. dat. κάρᾳ from nom. “κάρα” again Ant. 1272, El. 445 (v.l.κάρα”), fr. 141. 2: it occurs first in Theogn. 1018, the Homeric dat. being “κάρητι” or “κρατί”.

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    • Euripides, Cyclops, 654
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.237
    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.74
    • Plato, Laches, 187b
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1272
    • Sophocles, Electra, 445
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.322
    • Plutarch, Theseus, 7
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