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[1261] πύλαις διπλαῖς the folding doors of the θάλαμος. Hom. Od. 2.344 (the θάλαμος of Odysseus) κληισταὶ δ᾽ ἔπεσαν σανίδες πυκινῶς ἀραρυῖαι δικλίδες.

πυθμένων prop. “bases”: Aesch. PB 1046χθόνα δ᾽ ἐκ πυθμένων αὐταῖς ῥίζαις πνεῦμα κραδαίνοι.” Here the “bases” of the κλῇθρα (bolts) are the staples or sockets which held them. They were on the inner side of the doors, which Iocasta had closed behind her (1244). The pressure of Oedipus on the outer side forces the bolts, causing them to bend inwards (κοῖλα).So Oedipus, within the house, gives the order διοίγειν κλῇθρα, 1287. Others understand: ”forced the doors from their hinges or posts “: but this gives an unnatural sense to κλῇθρα. πυθμένες would then mean the στρόφιγγεςTheophr. Hist. Pl. 5.5.4) or pivots (working in sockets called στροφεῖς which served as hinges.

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