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[719] εἰς ἄβατον ὄρος the tribrach contained in one word gives a ruggedness which is certainly intentional here, as in 1496 τὸν πατέρα πατήρ, Soph. Aj. 459πεδία τάδε.” A tribrach in the 5th place, always rare, usually occurs either when the penultimate word of the verse is a paeon primus¯˘˘˘), as Soph. El. 326ἐντάφια χεροῖν”, or when the last word is a paeon quartus˘˘˘¯), as Soph. Phil. 1302ἄνδρα πολέμιον.” Verse 967 below is exceptional.

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