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1. Φιλάμμων is chosen as an Athenian who had recently returned as an Olympic victor. Glaucus, on the contrary, was one of the most famous boxers of the time of the Persian wars, who, besides gaining a victory at Olympia, gained two Pythian, eight Nemean, and eight Isthmian prizes. Pausanias (VI. 10, 1—3) saw his statue at Olympia. See the fragment of the ode of Simonides in his honour (fr. 8, Bergk): οὐδὲ Πολυδεύκεος βία χεῖρας ἀντείναιτ᾽ ἂν ἐναντίον αὐτῷ, οὐδὲ σιδάρεον̓ Αλκμάνας τέκος. Aeschines (III. 189) refers to this comparison as one which he “heard that Demosthenes would make.” This is evidently a bold addition made to his speech after it was spoken.

4. εἰσελθόντων: cf. Soph. El. 700; Xen. An. VI. 1, 9.

6. ὅρα με: cf. θεωρῶμαι; (§ 315.5) and ἐξέταζε (§ 318.5).

7. οὐδέν᾽ ἐξίσταμαι, I shrink from no one: this reading of the best MSS. agrees with Lobeck's rule (note on Soph. Aj. 82), that ἐξίσταμαι, declinare, takes the accusative, but in the sense of cedere, the dative. For the dative see Soph. Phil. 1053, νῦν δὲ σοί γ᾽ ἑκὼν ἐκστήσομαι.

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