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διότι In the same sense as ὅτι. for which it is not infrequently used, especially by Isocrates when an hiatus is thereby avoided, e.g. Isocr. Lochites § 7 ἐνθυμουμένους ὅτι followed by καὶ διότι. Isocr. Paneg. § 48 n. Here σκέψασθε δὲ καὶ δι ότι corresponds in sense to ἄξιον δὲ καὶ τόδε ἐνθυμηθῆναί, ὅτι in the previous section.

εὖ φρονῇ Isaeus Or. 7 § 1 εἴ τις αὐτὸς ζῶν καὶ εὖ φρονῶν ἐποιήσατο, contrasted with εἴ τις τελευτήσειν μέλλων διέθετο, εἴ τι πάθοι, τὴν οὐσίαν ἑτέρῳ, and 1 § 11 (with Wyse's note). On νοσοῦντα see above, § 14 νόσου ἕνεκεν.

φαρμακῶντα Harpocr. Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Στεφάνου. ἔστι δὲ φαρμακῶν ὑπὸ φαρμάκων βεβλαμμένος, ὡς καὶ Θεόφραστος ἐν ιέ Νόμων ὑποσημαίνει.

[φαρμακᾶν is one of a class of verbs implying mental or bodily affection, e.g. λημᾶν, ‘to have blear eyes,’ ποδαγρᾶν, χαλαζᾶν, φονᾶν, ‘to be blood-thirsty,’ θανατᾶν, ‘to have a desire for death,’ τομᾶν, ‘to require the knife,’ &c. The verbs themselves are less commonly used than their participles. P.] Cf. Rutherford's New Phrynichus p. 153.

εἰ δοκοῦσιν εὖ φρονοῦντος κ.τ.λ. It is curious to find the plaintiff setting up this suggestion of lunacy when in another speech, Or. 49 (Timoth.) § 42, delivered at an earlier date, he describes his father as not only giving him a written statement of debts due, but also, in his last illness, telling him and his brother the details of each particular sum, the name of the debtor, and even the purpose for which the money was lent.

He might have turned his argument to more account, if, instead of insinuating that the terms of the alleged will suggested that his father was of unsound mind, and therefore legally incompetent to make any will at all, he had urged that, his father having been of sound mind up to the day of his death, the ‘insane’ provisions of the will betrayed it to be a forgery.

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