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2. πανταχόθεν, in every way (from every side).

3. φιλαίτιον, fond of (malicious) accusation: see LVII. 34, τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν συκοφάντης, αἰτιᾶσθαι μὲν πάντα ἐξελέγξαι δὲ μηδέν. See § 189.1.—καὶ φύσει κίναδος, a beast by his very nature: κίναδος nascitur, συκοφάντης fit.—τἀνθρώπιον, homunculus, refers to mental not to bodily stature.

4. ἐλεύθερον, i.e. worthy of a free- born Athenian: cf. μηδὲν ἐλεύθερον φρονῶν, Soph. Phil. 1006.

5. αὐτοτραγικὸς πίθηκος, a natural tragic ape: Schol. οἴκοθεν καὶ ἀφ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ ἔχει τὸ πιθηκίζεσθαι. αὐτο- seems to have the same force as φύσει in 3 (West.). Harpocr. under τραγικὸς πίθηκος has: ἔοικε λέγειν τοῦτο ῥήτωρ ὡς καὶ περὶ τὴν ὑπόκρισιν ἀτυχοῦντος τοῦ Αἰσχίνου, καὶ μιμουμένου μᾶλλον τραγῳδοὺς τραγῳδεῖν δυναμένου. Paroem. Gr. I. p. 375: ἐπὶ τῶν παρ᾽ ἀξίαν σεμνυνομένων. These describe both the imitative and the boastful ape. See Arist. Poet. 26. Cf. § 313.8, τραγικὸς Θεοκρίνης.

ἀρουραῖος Οἰνόμαος: see § 180.5, 6 and note. Aeschines is called rustic, probably because he “murdered Oenomaus” at the country Dionysia (τοῖς κατ᾽ ἀγρούς).

6. παράσημος, counterfeit: Har- pocr. has ἐκ μεταφορᾶς εἴρηται ἀπὸ τῶν νομις μάτων.

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