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5 005 So"Keiv 'KTA. : this clause is typical of Byzantine affectation, with its dual and oxymoron 'to be united and divided by a single boundary'. 7 St011'TEVeo6at: 'to be overlooked'. 12 &-re Sfl 'KaTTly6pov L. 14 6 St: anacolouthon; perhaps an apodotic particle intended as an imitation of Herodotus' style. 15 Vn-epCf>ov: 'in the upper part of the building'. 18 lvStarn'liJaTa: 'rooms'. •• Too St VbO: TO JJtv ••. TO St LWR. 21 Sta'KptSov: here 'in several places'. nn)v: 'rim'. 25 ls TO avaAoyovv: 'proportionately', a technical term from mathematics.
16. 1cxvpova6cxl Tl)v &1
15 aocpta&ou: 'teacher'; just below he is called cptAoa6cpov. iva 1t'pCx~001J£V: 'to meet for meditation or a service'. 16 (~JEvev: 'he lived', a rare classical usage. 17 1rcrrras: 'pope', a title held by the bishops of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and Rome. 19 &ve~Kcxta'}acrre: 'wait'; Hesseling restored this late word for the meaningless ~~tKcxta'}ocre of the Migne text. 20 &yoo~JEV ~v -r(i) Te-rpaWACt>: 'let's go to the Tetrapylon', a colonnade in the centre of Alexandria; this usage of &yoo is found in the N.
An anthology of Byzantine prose by Nigel Guy Wilson