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[1302] πρὸς with dat., after a verb of throwing or falling, is warranted by epic usage: Hom. Od. 5.415μήπως μ᾽ ἐκβαίνοντα βάλῃ λίθακι ποτὶ πέτρῃ κῦμα μέγ᾽ ἅρπαξαν”: Hom. Il. 20.420λιαζόμενον προτὶ γαίῃ,” sinking to earth. Soph. Aj. 95πρὸς ... στρατῷ,” 97 πρὸς Ἀτρείδαισιν are different, since no motion is strictly implied. Here the conjecture ἐπὶ is metrically admissible ( Aesch. Ag. 66κάμακος θήσων Δαναοῖσι,Aesch. Pers. 48φοβερὰν ὄψιν προσιδέσθαι),” but needless.

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