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δορὸςχειμῶνι. Eur. Suppl. 474πολὺς κλύδων ἡμῖν τε καὶ σοὶ ξυμμάχοις τ᾽ ἔσται δορός.

προστεταγμένον, the regular term for placing soldiers at their posts: Thuc. 2.87ἕπεσθε, χώραν μὴ προλείποντες ἄν τις προσταχθῇ.

παραστάτην, one who stands beside one in the ranks (as “προστάτης” in front and “ἐπιστάτης” behind): Xen. Cyr. 3.3.21 (the gods are invoked as) “παραστάτας ἀγαθοὺς καὶ συμμάχους”. The Attic “ἔφηβος”, on beginning, at eighteen, his term of service as a “περίπολος”, took an oath, “οὐ καταισχυνῶ ὅπλα τὰ ἱερὰ” [the arms given to him by the State], “οὐδ᾽ ἐγκαταλείψω τὸν παραστάτην ὅτῳ ἂν στοιχήσω” (by whose side he should be placed): Serm. 43. 48. Thus for an Athenian audience this verse would be effective, and would seem peculiarly appropriate when addressed to the youthful Haemon.

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    • Euripides, Suppliants, 474
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    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.21
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