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τόν (as relat.) is more probable than ὅν after the vowel: cp. O. T. 199ἔρχεται: τόν, τᾶν πυρφόρων.

Γᾶς παῖ. This cannot mean Pluto, who was the son of Cronus and Rhea; nor Cerberus (usu. called son of Typhaon and Echidna), unless with Nauck we change τόν to δός. Thanatos is not elsewhere thus described, (in Hes. Th. 211 he is the son of “Νύξ”, no father being named,)—but is probably meant here. The invocation in 1578 is certainly addressed to him.

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    • Hesiod, Theogony, 211
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