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Plato, Protagoras 339b τυγχάνει + perf.prtc. of μέλω

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Plato, Protagoras 339b τυγχάνει + perf.prtc. of μέλω

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:47 am

Plato, Protagoras 339b wrote:τοῦτο ἐπίστασαι τὸ ᾆσμα, ἢ πᾶν σοι διεξέλθω;

καὶ ἐγὼ εἶπον ὅτι οὐδὲν δεῖ: ἐπίσταμαί τε γάρ, καὶ πάνυ μοι τυγχάνει μεμεληκὸς τοῦ ᾄσματος.

Is this irony? He seems to be saying that he chanced upon something that he spent a great deal of care on.

Does the μοι serve a double function or is the sense just understood in the second part of the phrase?
"I've a balm for bruised hearts, brother, sleep for aching eyes,"
Says the warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries.
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