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πάντα ταῦθ᾽ refers to “ἐς κακὸν δὲ...ἀλγεινόν”: ‘all these things’=‘all such objects as the safety of friends.’ λαβεῖν, ‘to obtain,’ epexeg. of “ἥσσω”: cp. 638: Ph. 81: El. 1015προνοίας οὐδὲν ἀνθρώποις ἔφυ κέρδος λαβεῖν ἄμεινον”: where, as here, we have a gen. depending on the comparat., instead of “” with nom.— Semitelos takes “λαβεῖν” as=“ὑπολαβεῖν”: ‘all these considerations are naturally lower in my estimate than my own safety.’ Similarly Campbell; ‘It is in my nature’ (“ἐμοὶ πέφυκε”—a questionable sense) ‘to take less account of all this than of my own safety.’ But such a use of “λαμβάνειν” does not seem warranted by Thuc. 2.42. “τὴν τιμωρίαν...ποθεινοτέραν λαβόντες”, or by such phrases as “λαμβάνειν τι ἐν πόθῳ” (O. C. 1679).—Blaydes's τἄλλ᾽” … “ταῦτ᾽ is attractive, but unnecessary; and palaeographically it is not probable.

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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 638
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1679
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 81
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.42
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