5., 2., 33

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Constantinus Philo
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5., 2., 33

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ὅσῳ ἂν πλείους ὦσι, τοσούτῳ μείζω καὶ ἐκπεπληγμένον μᾶλλον τὸν φόβον κέκτηνται.
This ἐκπεπληγμένον μᾶλλον τὸν φόβον is probably a rhet. fig., in which a characteristic of the possessor is transferred to the thing possessed.
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Re: 5., 2., 33

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Yes, it’s similar to English “panicked fear,” a transferred epithet or ὑπαλλαγή.

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