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ἄλλοι: the horsemen who at 900 were told “σπεύδειν ἀπὸ ῥυτῆρος”.

οὓς χώρας τῆσδε φυγόντες οὐ μή ποτε ἐπεύξωνται θεοῖς, “"from whom having escaped out of this land, never shall they make grateful (“ἐπ-"”) vows to the gods.” “φεύγω” can take a gen. of separation, denoting the thing, or the region, from which one escapes: Od. 1.18οὐδ᾽ ἔνθα πεφυγμένος ἦεν ἀέθλων”. This gen. is here combined with an acc., as in Eur. Suppl. 148Τυδεὺς μὲν αἷμα συγγενὲς φεύγων χθονός”, flying from the land, from (the penalties of) a brother's murder: cp. Or. 1506ποῦ ᾿στιν οὗτος ὃς πέφευγε τοὐμὸν ἐκ δόμων ξίφος”:

ἐπεύξωνται implies a vow of thank-offerings for safety: cp. Xen. Anab. 3.2.9εὔξασθαι τῷ θεῷ τούτῳ θύσειν σωτήρια ὅπου ἂν πρῶτον εἰς φιλίαν χώραν ἀφικώμεθα”. Aesch. Theb. 276 (“θεοῖς”) “ἐπεύχομαι θήσειν τρόπαια”. The partic. “φυγόντες” expresses the cause to which “ἐπί” in the compound refers: cp. Ant. 483δεδρακυῖαν γελᾶν”. (Distinguish the different sense of the verb in Plat. Soph. 235Cοὔτε ἄλλο γένος οὐδὲν μήποτε ἐκφυγὸν ἐπεύξηται τὴν...μέθοδον”, glory in having eluded.)

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 276
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1506
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 148
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.18
    • Plato, Sophist, 235c
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 483
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.2.9
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