ὅταν δὲ τἄμ' ἀθυμήσαντ' ἴδῃς, σύ μου τὸ δεινὸν καὶ διαφθαρὲν φρενῶν ἴσχναινε παραμυθοῦ θ' –> whenever you see me despondent over my situation, do what you can to lessen and relieve what is wild and senseless in my thinking | whenever you see me despondent, you must cure the grim derangement of my mind and encourage me

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Euripides, Orestes 296-8:
ὅταν δὲ τἄμ᾽ ἀθυμήσαντ᾽ ἴδῃς, / σύ μου τὸ δεινὸν καὶ διαφθαρὲν φρενῶν / ἴσχναινε παραμυθοῦ θ᾽.
The sense seems to be "whenever you see me despondent over my situation, do what you can to lessen and relieve what is wild and senseless in my thinking (literally, 'what of my wits is weird and ruined')".

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