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πλευρὰν μαραίνων can mean only that the squalor of the raiment is unwholesome for the body to which it clings. Cp. Aesch. PV 596νόσον”..

... “ μαραίνει με”. We cannot render merely, “"marring the comeliness of thy form"” (as Ellendt, de sordibus corpus dehonestantibus).
κρατὶ ὀμματοστερεῖ, locative dat.: cp. on 313.

ἀκτένιστος: Her. 7.208 (the Lacedaemonians before Thermopylae) “τοὺς μὲν δὴ ὥρα γυμναζομένους τῶν ἀνδρῶν, τοὺς δὲ τὰς κόμας κτενιζομένους”. The “κτείς” was usu. of boxwood, ivory, or metal.

ᾁσσεται: Il. 6.510ἀμφὶ δὲ χαῖται ὤμοις ἀΐσσονται”.

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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 596
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.208
    • Homer, Iliad, 6.510
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