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ἔλυσε τὸ τέλοςβίου, lit., “"closed the end of life,"” a pleonasm which blends “ἔλυσε βίον” and “ἀφίκετο τὸ τέλος βίου”: so Eur. El. 956τέλος κάμψῃ βίου” instead of the simple “κάμψῃς βίον” (Helen. 1666). The phrase “λύειν βίον” occurs Eur. I. T. 692, “καταλύειν βίοτονSuppl. 1004.

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    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 692
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