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οἷονὁδοῦ τέλος, a compressed phrase for “οἷον τέλος μέλλουσαν ἕξειν ὁδόν”, “"on a journey destined to have what an end."” ( Aesch. PV 284ἥκω δολιχῆς τέρμα κελεύθου διαμειψάμενος”, is less strong, since “τέρμα” can go with “ἥκω”.) Such a compression becomes intelligible when it is remembered that the purpose or end of a journey could be expressed in Greek by a bold use of the “"internal"” accus., as in “ἀγγελίην ἐλθόντα” (Il. 11.140), etc.

τάλας: cp. 753, 847.

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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 284
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