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πρόβλημα τοῦ τρόπου ‘A cloak to mask his real character’ Soph. Phil. 1008 οἵως μ᾽ ὑπῆλθες, ὥς μ᾽ ἐθηράσω λαβὼν πρόβλημα σαυτοῦ παῖδα τόνδ᾽ ἀγνῶτ᾽ ἐμοί. Cf. παραπέτασμα supr. § 19, also πρόσχημα in the sense of ‘an excuse,’ 5 § 6, Plat. Prot. 316 D. For προβάλλεσθαι, praetendere, cf. Thuc. I 37 § 4; II 87 § 3; III 63 § 2.

ἐνταῦθα δηλοῖ ‘He shows herein the real rudeness and malignity of his temper,’ § 70; 25 § 45; 54 § 14; 21 § 204; Plat. Crat. 394 E.

τῷ πώποτ᾽ εἰσήνεγκας ‘to whose service did you ever contribute?’ Cf. Or. 53 § 9 ἔρανον αὐτῷ. .εἰσοίσοιμι.

συμβέβλησαι ‘to whom have you ever lent any aid?’ (Kennedy). συμβάλλεσθαι (with perf. pass. used as mid.) is here used in a general sense of helping, as in Or. 21 (Mid.) § 133 συμβαλουμένους τοῖς συμμάχοις. Cf. 59 § 69 εἰς ἔκδοσιν ..τῇ θυγατρὶ συμβαλέσθαι, followed by ε<*>σενεγκεῖν εἰς τὴν ἔκδοσιν (§ 70). It is used of ‘contributing’ ib. § 113 προῖκα .συμβάλλεται, Lys. 4. 10 τὸ ἥμισυ τοῦ ἀργυρίου συνεβαλόμην. We have the active use in Or. 34 § 1 συμβόλαια πολλοῖς συμβάλλοντες.

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