§§ 54 — 58.

κἀκεῖνοι ταῦτ᾽ ἔγνωσαν The καὶ before ἐκεῖνοι is not ‘also’, but ‘both’, to which κἀγώ answers. — ἐκεῖνοι, Helen's lovers — Theseus, Menelaus, Paris and the heroes who fell in the War of Troy — Achilles, Sarpedon, etc.: §§ 39 — 53. ταῦτ᾽ ἔγνωσαν, ‘made this choice’, sc. τεθνάναι μαχομένοις περὶ τῆς Διὸς θυγατρός, § 53.

τούτων ἕκαστον i.e. than ἀνδρία, σοφία, δικαιοσύνη. — We might expect ἑκάστου (sc. μετέχοντα), but ἕκαστον is more forcible.

ταύτης τῆς ἰδέας So below, § 58, περὶ τὴν ἰδέαν τὴν τοιαύτην: ‘this attribute’ or ‘quality’ (viz. τὸ κάλλος, beauty): a meaning derived from that of ‘species’ or ‘kind’: cp. Lat. genus, e.g. Cic. De Or. II. 4. 17,qui in aliquo genere aut inconcinnus aut multus est”, ‘in any respect’. Isocr. has also some peculiar uses of ἰδέαι in reference to literary composition, viz. (1) as = τρόποι λόγων, the branches or styles: Antid. § 11: (2) = σχήματα, figures of rhetoric, Panath. § 2: (3) in a larger sense, all ‘artificial resources’ which can be formulated, Antid. § 183: see Attic Orators, II. 39 and note.

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