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[1374] κρείσσον᾽ ἀγχόνης not “worse than hanging ” (such that, rather than do them, he would have hanged himself): but “too bad for hanging ” (such that suicide by hanging would not adequately punish their author). Eur. Hipp. 1217εἰσορῶσι δὲ θέαμα κρεῖσσον δεργμάτων ἐφαίνετο,too dreadful to be looked on: Aesch. Ag. 1376ὔψος κρεῖσσον ἐκπηδήματος,too high to be leaped over. ἀγχόνης: cp. Eur. Alc. 229: Aristoph. Ach. 125ταῦτα δῆτ᾽ οὐκ ἀγχόνη;” “is not this enough to make one hang oneself? ”

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