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[841] περισσόν more than ordinary, worthy of special note: Hdt. 2.32τοὺς ἄλλα τε μηχανᾶσθαι ... περισσά,” i.e. among other remarkable enterprises: Eur. Supp. 790τὸ μὲν γὰρ οὐκ ἤλπιζον ἂν πεπονθέναι πάθος περισσόν, εἰ γάμων ἀπεζύγην,” I had not deemed it a more than common woe. Iocasta is unconscious of any point peculiar to her version, on which a hope could depend: she had reported the story of the slaughter in the fewest words, 715 -716.

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