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δυστράπελος, ‘intractable,’ not amenable to a guiding hand; cp. 609δυσθεράπευτος”: and see n. on 595. In Eth. Eud. 3. 7. 6 (p. 1234 a 5) the “δυστράπελος” is the ‘morose’ man, the opposite extreme to “βωμολόχος”, while the “εὐτράπελος” is the happy mean.

δυσώνυμος: cp. 430 f. The epithets show a natural sequence of thought; ‘intractable, and doomed to such a fate as his name foreshadowed.’

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