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Ὅμηρος. See Il. X. 482 τῷ δ᾽ ἔμπνευσε μένος γλαυκῶπις Ἀθήνη: ib. XV. 262, Od. IX. 381. Cp. the (Lacedaemonian) term εἰσπνήλας for ἐραστής: also Xen. Symp. IV. 15.

ὑπεραποθνήσκειν. Cp. Isocr. Hel. 217 C ἧς ἕνεκα πολλοὶ τῶν ἡμιθέων ἀποθνήσκειν ἠθέλησαν.

οὐ μόνον ὅτι. This expression may be defended by Thuc. IV. 85. 3 καὶ γὰρ οὐ μόνον ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἀνθίστασθε, ἀλλὰ καὶ οἷς ἂν ἐπίω, ἧσσόν τις ἐμοὶ πρόσεισιν: Arist. Pol. VII. 11. 1331^{a} 11 οὐχ ὅτι τείχη μόνον περιβλητέον (with Newman's note): Xen. Mem. II. 9. 8. Jahn's οὐχ ὅτι would give, as Teuffel argues, the wrong sense “I do not say men do so, cela va sans dire.” We may explain οὐ μόνον ὅτι as elliptical for οὐ μόνον (λέγω) ὅτι.

ἄνδρες...αἱ γυναῖκες. The addition of the article serves to signalize the second case as the more striking: cp. I. Alcib. 105 B ἐν Ἕλλησιν...ἐν τοῖς βαρβάροις: Phileb. 45 E, ib. 64 C; Vahlen on Arist. Poet. IV. 1449^{a} 1.

Ἄλκηστις. Besides Euripides, Phrynichus (438 B.C.) and later Antiphanes (354 B.C.) made Alcestis the theme of a tragedy: see also the Skolion by Praxilla in Bergk P. L. G. III. § 1293.

ὑπὲρ τοῦδε τοῦ λόγου. “In support of my argument.”

εἰς τοὺς Ἕλληνας. Cp. Protag. 312 A εἰς τοὺς Ἕλληνας σαυτὸν σοφιστὴν παρέχων: Gorg. 526 B: Thuc. I. 33. 2.

ἐθελήσασα μόνη κτλ. Cp. Eur. Alc. 15 ff. πάντας δ᾽ ἐλέγξας...Οὐχ εὗρε πλὴν γυναικὸς ἥτις ἤθελε | θανεῖν πρὸ κείνου.

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