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ἠσθένησε ταύτην τὴν νόσον ἐξ ἧς ‘took the illness of which he died’: ταύτην, as opp. to the indisposition (ἀρρωστία) from which he suffered at the time when they left Siphnos, § 20. — ἠσθένησε: for the force of the aor., cp. ἦρξε, ἐβασίλευσε, ‘came to the throne’. ὡς οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ὅστις, κ.τ.λ. ‘as perhaps no one ever yet tended another’: οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ὅστις=ἴσως οὐδείς, (cp. haud scio an nemo=fortasse nemo:) Eur. Med. 941, οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ἂν εἰ πείσαιμι, πειρᾶσθαι δὲ χρή, i.e. ‘perhaps I may not persuade him, but I must try’: οὐκ οἶδα εἰ [=ἴσως οὐ] πείσαιμι ἄν. Cp. Goodwin § 42. τὸν μὲν πλεῖστον, κ.τ.λ. showing, in connection with ἓξ μῆνας, that the illness lasted more than a year.
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