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[1303] The Attic δύστην᾽ harmonises with σῇ (1302) and φρίκην (1306), while δύσταν᾽ would hardly be confirmed by μακίστων, since Tragedy used the latter form, and not μήκιστος, in dialogue also (Aesch. fr. 275: cp. Aesch. Ag. 289: so Aesch. Pers. 698μακιστῆρα).” The use of Attic forms by the Chorus helps to bring out the more passionate lyric tone which Doricisms lend to the words of Oedipus (1307 f.). Cp. n. on Soph. Ant. 804 ff.

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