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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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P. and V. μῆκος, τό; of time: also P. and V. πλῆθος, τό. Measure: P. and V. μέτρον, τό. Go to such lengths: P. τοσαύτῃ χρῆσθαι ὑπερβολῇ, εἰς τοσαύτην ὑπερβολὴν ἥκειν; see extremity. At length: see at last. At full length, on one's back: use adj., P. and V. ὕπτιος. They two lie at full length before you: V. τώδʼ ἐκτάδην σοι κεῖσθον (Eur., Phoen. 1698). At length in many words: V. μῆκος. Tell me not at length but shortly: V. εἰπέ μοι μὴ μῆκος ἀλλὰ συντόμως (Soph., Ant. 446). Speak at length. v.; P. and V. μακρηγορεῖν (Thuc.), P. μακρολογεῖν.