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, D 14 θαρρήσαντες -- ἑαυτῶν. Cf. Solon Frag. 11. 5—8 Bergk.

τὸν Κροίσῳ κτλ. See Hdt. I 55.

αἰδεσθείη κτλ. Liebhold's conjecture οἰκισθείη is of course absurd. The expression θανάτῳ διδόναι is paullo exquisitius dictum, resembling our phrase ‘is done to death’: cf. (with Stallbaum) IX 571 E, 574 C and Phaedr. 254 E (ὀδύναις ἔδωκεν, imitated from Homer Od. XVII 567).

μέγας μεγαλωστί. Il. XVI 776.

ἐν τῷ δίφρῳ κτλ. The figure—a common one—is of course suggested by the Homeric allusion. Cebriones ἀρνευτῆρι ἐοικὼς | κάππεσ᾽ ἀπ᾽ εὐεργέος δίφρου (ib. 743). Not so the προστάτης: he fells others, but himself (αὐτὸς) ἕστηκεν ἐν τῷ δίφρῳ τῆς πόλεως.

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