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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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expedient: P. and V. πόρος, ὁ, σόφισμα, τό, μηχανή, ἡ, μηχάνημα, τό, τέχνημα, τό (Plato).

means of escape: P. and V. ἀποστροφή, ἡ.