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[1270] ἄρθρα can only mean the sockets of the eye-balls (κύκλων). “He struck his eye-balls in their sockets,” is a way of saying that he struck them full. ἄρθρα could not mean κόρας (pupils), as the schol. explains it. Eur. has another bold use of the word, Eur. Cycl. 624σιγᾶτε πρὸς θεῶν, θῆρες, ἡσυχάζετε, συνθέντες ἄρθρα στόματος,” i.e. shut your lips and be still.

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