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[73] Οἱ δὲ δύω σκόπελοι. This forms the antithesis to ἔνθεν μέν (sup. 59). It is best to take οἱ in the sense of ‘Now, on the other side.’

μέν = ‘one of them,’ is contrasted with τὸν δ᾽ ἕτερον (inf. 101). With this form of sentence, where a distributive apposition follows a plural nominative, cp. “κήρυκες . . οἱ μὲν . . οἱ δέ Od.1. 109, “ἀναΐξαντε . . μὲν . . δέ Od.8. 361, “Νεστορίδαι . . μὲν οὔτας᾿ Ἀτύμνιον ὀξέι δουρὶ Ἀντίλοχος . . τοῦ δ᾽ ἀντίθεος Θρασυμήδης ἔφθη ὀρεξάμενος Il.16. 317 Il., 321.See also Plat. Theaet.150Dοἱ δὲ ἐμοὶ ξυγγιγνόμενοι τὸ μὲν πρῶτον φαίνονται ἔνιοι μὲν καὶ πάνυ ἀμαθεῖς, πάντες δὲ κ.τ.λ.”, Thuc.1. 89ad fin.καὶ οἰκίαι αἱ μὲν πολλαὶ πεπτώκεσαν, ὀλίγαι δὲ περιῆσαν”, Virg. Aen.12. 161-165 ‘Interea reges . . . Latinus . . . vehitur curru, . . bigis it Turnus in albis.’

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