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φίλα μοιπαρήγγειλας ἑκόντι τε πράσσειν. The τε after ἑκόντι has been suspected (see cr. n.). But analogous instances occur, where conjunctions, which might have been omitted, couple dissimilar clauses: as Plat. Prot. 336Aἀπεκρίνατο διὰ βραχέων τε καὶ αὐτὰ τὰ ἐρωτώμενα”: Thuc. 1. 67οὐχ ἡσύχαζον ἀνδρῶν τε σφίσιν ἐνόντων καὶ ἅμα...δεδιότες”. Here, “ἑκόντι τε” would probably seem all the more natural to a Greek ear, since “βουλομένῳ μοί ἐστι τοῦτο” was so familiar an equivalent for “προσφιλές μοί ἐστι τοῦτο”. Cavallin's ἑκόντα (acc. neut. plur.) τε cannot be justified by Soph. O. T. 1229, where “κακὰ” | “ἑκόντα” is merely a bold way of saying, “κακὰ ἑκών τις ἐποίησε”.

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    • Plato, Protagoras, 336a
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1229
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.67
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