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[98] ἐλαύνειν for ἐξελαύνειν was regular in this context: Thuc. 1.126τὸ ἄγος ἐλαύνειν τῆς θεοῦ”(i.e. to banish the Alcmaeonidae): and so 1. 127, 128, 135, 2. 13.

μηδ᾽ ἀνήκεστον τρέφειν The μίασμα is ἀνήκεστον in the sense that it cannot be healed by anything else than the death or banishment of the bloodguilty. But it can still be healed if that expiation is made. Thus ἀνήκεστον is a proleptic predicate: cp. Plat. Rep. 565cτοῦτον τρέφειν τε καὶ αὔξειν μέγαν”:Soph. OC 527 n. See Antiph. 4.3.7ἀντὶ τοῦ παθόντος”/GREEK> (in the cause of the dead) ἐπισκήπτομεν ὑμῖν τῷ τούτου φόνῳ τὸ μήνιμα τῶν ἀλιτηρίων ἀκεσαμένους πᾶσαν τὴν πόλιν καθαρὰν τοῦ μιάσματος καταστῆσαι, “to heal with this man's blood the deed which angers the avenging spirits, and so to purge the whole city of the defilement.”

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