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τάσδε δαίμονας: the Eumenides, one of whose general attributes it was to punish sins against kinsfolk, are invoked separately from the personal “Ἀραί” of the sufferer (1375): so

Πότνι᾽ Ἀρά,
σεμναί τε θεῶν παῖδες Ἐρινύες

. The Curse calls the Furies into action. Cp. on 1434.

Ἄρη, the Destroyer, whether by strife, as here, or by pestilence (O. T. 190 n.).

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