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νόμον, ‘rule’; cp. 1177.

τὸ μὴ ᾿πιθυμεῖν πομπὸς ὢν: not “πομπὸν ὄντα”. Even when the inf. has the art., and represents an oblique case, its subject stands in the nom., if identical with the subject of the principal verb; Plat. Rep. 598Dἐξηπατήθη διὰ τὸ αὐτὸς μὴ οἷός τ᾽ ε<*>ναι ἐπιστήμην...ἐξετάσαι”: cp. ib. 526 B: Thuc.4. 18ἐλάχιστ᾽ ἂν...διὰ τὸ μὴ τῷ ὀρθουμένῳ αὐτοῦ πιστεύοντες ἐπαίρεσθαι...καταλύοιντο”: Andoc. or. 3. § 30 “εἱλόμεθα...στρατεύεσθαι..., ἀντὶ τοῦ μένοντες οἴκοι ξυμμάχους ἔχειν Συρακοσίους.—περισσὰ δρᾶν” ( Soph. Ant.88) glances at the instance in which he had exceeded his master's orders (481 ff.); it is more particularly a hint, as the schol. remarks, that he is to respect the “σφραγίς” on the casket: verse 622 indicates this.

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    • Plato, Republic, 598d
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 88
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.18
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1177
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