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μή τις: “"Can it be some thunderbolt of Zeus, or the rushing onset of some hail-storm (that has scared you)?"” —“ἐξέπληξεν ὑμᾶς”, or the like. Theseus must, of course, be supposed to have heard the thunder which was pealing a few moments before; the doubt implied by μή is merely as to whether the blunder is the cause of the summons.

ὀμβρία χάλαζα, hail falling in a shower: cp. O. T. 1279ὄμβρος χαλάζης” (n.).

ἐπιρράξασα, from “ἐπιρράσσω”, which is either (1) trans., “"to dash one thing against another,"” as O. T. 1244πύλας...ἐπιρράξας᾿”, “"having dashed the doors together"” at her back: or (2) intrans., as here, “"to dash or burst on one"”: so with dat. Diod. 15. 84τοῖς Μαντινεῦσιν...ἐπέρραξεν”, “"he dashed upon"” them.

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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 15.84
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1244
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