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ἀνυμέναιος: to death belongs the “θρῆνος”, not the joyous song of the marriage procession, or the music of the lyre, with dancing: cp.

θρήνοις ἔγκειμαι,
τᾶς οὐκ εὐμούσου μολπᾶς
ἀλύροις ἐλέγοις

. So Aesch. (Suppl. 681) calls war “ἄχορον ἀκίθαριν δακρυογόνον Ἄρη”: cp. Eur. Tro. 121ἄτας κελαδεῖν ἀχορεύτους”: Aesch. Eum. 331ὕμνος ἐξ Ἐρινύων

ἀναπέφηνε, hath suddenly appeared:

῾οχεν̓ ἅς τε λέων ἐφόβησε μολὼν ἐν νυκτὸς ἀμολγῷ
πάσας: τῇ δέ τ᾽ ἰῇ ἀναφαίνεται αἰπὺς ὄλεθρος

: “"he turns all to flight, and to one of them sheer death appeareth instantly."” Cp. “ἀνακύπτω”.

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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 331
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 144
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 121
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.173
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