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ἀλλὰγὰρ, “"but since"”: see on 988.

Ζηνὶ σύνθακος θρόνων, a sharer with Zeus on his throne: cp. on 1382. Where we should say, “"an attribute"” of godhead, the Greeks often use the image of assessor.

Αἰδὼς, here compassion; see on 237. “Αἰδώς”, as well as “Ἔλεος”, had an altar at Athens (see Paus. 1.17.1, cited on 260). Shaksp. Merch. 4. 1. 193 (mercy): “"It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God Himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice."

ἐπ᾽ ἔργοις πᾶσι, in all deeds: cp. Il. 4.178αἴθ᾽ οὕτως ἐπὶ πᾶσι χόλον τελέσει᾽ Ἀγαμέμνων”, “"in all cases"” (as in this).

καὶ πρὸς σοί, “"nigh to thee also."” In this sense πρός is usu. said of places (see 10), very seldom of persons (except in such phrases as “ πρὸς τοῖς θεσμοθέταις ἔλεγε”, before their tribunal, Dem. or. 20 § 98). In Ant. 1188κλίνομαι

...“πρὸς δμωαῖσι”=“"sink into their arms"”: in Ai. 95ἔβαψας ἔγχος εὖ πρὸς Ἀργείων στρατῷ”=on them; and so ib. 97 “πρὸς Ἀτρείδαισιν”.

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    • Demosthenes, Against Leptines, 98
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.17.1
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 95
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1188
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.178
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
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