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ὡς, ‘as,’ seems better here than “ὣς”, ‘thus.’ It gives a smoother transition; and it is also more in accord with usage. Except in the phrases “οὐδ᾽ ὥς” ( Ant. 1042), “καὶ ὥς”, etc., Attic writers seldom use “ὥς”, ‘thus.’ Among the rare instances are Aesch. Ag. 930εἰ πάντα δ᾽ ὣς πράσσοιμεν”: Plat. Prot. 326Dὥσπερ οἱ γραμματισταὶ..., ὣς δὲ καὶ πόλις”: ib. p. 338 A “ὣς” (v.l.ὡς”) “οὖν ποιήσετε”: Thuc. 3. 37ὣς οὖν χρὴ καὶ ἡμᾶς ποιοῦντας”.

κἄμ᾽ ἐπαυχῶ: for the accus. (though the pron. refers to the subject of the verb), cp. 470 f., Tr. 706 n.

ἄπο, not merely ‘after’ it, but as a result of it; cp. Ant. 695, Ph. 408.

δεδορκότ̓,=“βλέποντα”, living: Aesch. Eum. 322ἀλαοῖσι καὶ δεδορκόσιν.

ἐχθροῖς is best taken with λάμψειν: ‘alive, I shall shine as a star upon them,’ i.e. to their terror.

ἄστρον: not specifically ‘a baleful star,’—as when Achilles ( Il. 22. 26 ff.) and Hector (ib. 11. 62) are likened to Seirius. It is simply an image of splendour; but to his foes, of course, he will prove an “οὔλιος ἀστήρ”.—Whitelaw: ‘So living, doubt not, from this falsehood's cloud | I on my dazzled foes, starlike, shall break.’

ἔτι, menacing: cp. 471: Tr. 257.

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    • Plato, Protagoras, 326d
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