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[165] ἄτας ὕπερon account of ruin” (i.e. “to avert it”): cp. Soph. Ant. 932κλαύμαθ᾽ ὑπάρξει βραδυτῆτος ὕπερ.” So Aesch. Seven 111ἴδετε παρθένων ἱκέσιον λόχον δουλοσύνας ὕπερ,” “to avert slavery.” Cp. 187. ὀρνυμένας πόλει: the dat. (poet.) as after verbs of attacking, e.g. ἐπιέναι, ἐπιτίθεσθαι. Musgrave's conj. ὑπερορνυμένας πόλει (the compound nowhere occurs) has been adopted by some editors.

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