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κλαυστὰοἰστέα: for the plur., see on 495. There is no sound basis for the view that “κλαυστός”=deflendus, “κλαυτός”=defletus. Whether with or without the “ς”, the verbal adj. meant simply “"bewept,"” and took on a potential sense only as invictus could mean “"unconquerable."” See O. T., Appendix, on v. 361.

ἐμοὶ μὲν, “"by me, on my part,"” has no clause formally answering to it: but the antithesis is implied in the doom of Polyneices (1370 ff.).


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