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[205] ἐνδατεῖσθαι pass., to be distributed, i.e. showered abroad on the hostile forces. The order of words, and the omission of σέ, are against making ἐνδατ. midd., though elsewhere the pass. occurs only in δέδασμαι: Appian, however, has γῆς διαδατουμένης 1.1. It is possible that Soph. may have had in mind Hom. Il. 18.263ἐν πεδίῳ, ὅθι περ Τρῶες καὶ Ἀχαιοὶ ἐν μέσῳ ἀμφότεροι μένος Ἄρηος δατέονται,” “share the rage of war,” give and take blows. Others understand, “I would fain celebrate,”a sense of ἐνδατεῖσθαι derived from that of distributing wordsλόγους ὀνειδιστῆρας ἐνδατούμενος,Eur. Her. 218). The bad sense occurs in Soph. Trach. 791τὸ δυσπάρευνον λέκτρον ἐνδατούμενος”: the good, only in Aesch. fr. 340 δ᾽ ἐνδατεῖται τὰς ἑὰς εὐπαιδίας, “celebrates his happy race of children.”

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