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[528] The reading ἐξ ὀμμάτων δ᾽ ὀρθῶν τε gives a fuller emphasis than ἐξ ὀμμάτων ὀρθῶν δὲ: when δ᾽ had been omitted, τε was naturally changed to δέ. The place of τε (as to which both verse and prose allowed some latitude) is warranted, since ὀμμάτων-ὀρθῶν opposed to ὀπθῆς φρενός forms a single notion. ἐξ= “with”: Soph. El. 455ἐξ ὑπερτέρας χερός”: Soph. Trach. 875ἐξ ἀκινήτου ποδός.ὀμμάτων ὀρθῶν: cp. 1385: Soph. Aj. 477κεἰ μὴ τόδ᾽ ὄμμα καὶ φρένες διάστροφοι γνώμης ἀπῇξαν τῆς ἐμῆς”: Eur. Her. 931 (when the frenzy comes on Heracles) δ᾽ οὐκέθ᾽ αὑτὸς ἦν, ἀλλ᾽ ἐν στροφαῖσιν ὀμμάτων ἐφθαρμένος, κ.τ.λ. In Hor. Carm. 1.3.18 Bentley gave rectis oculis for siccis.

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