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[216] ἐπὶ γαστέρι, ‘there never was anything more shameless than (lit. ‘beyond’) an angry belly.’ For this formula of comparison cp. Hdt.4. 118οὐδὲν ὑμῖν ἐπὶ τούτῳ ἔσται ἐλαφρότερον”, Thuc.3. 45ἐπ᾽ αὐτοῖς οὐδὲν ἔλασσον”.

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