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ἐμέ γ᾽ἄραρεν, suits, is congenial to, me. In this intrans. sense “ἤραρον” would naturally take a dat.; as in Od. 4. 777μῦθον, δὴ καὶ πᾶσιν ἐνὶ φρεσὶν ἤραρεν ἡμῖν”. For the acc. here, cp. Ai. 584οὐ γάρ μ᾽ ἀρέσκει”. It may have been suggested by the acc. which follows this aor. when transitive; “ἤραρε θυμὸν ἐδωδῇ” ( Od. 5. 95), ‘satisfied.’ Simonides has “ἀραρεῖν” (fr. 41), but the form is otherwise epic only.

φρένας, defining “ἐμέ”: cp. 99κάρα”, n.

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